Thoughts About First Responders Appreciation Night

Posted: 9/25/2017 Categories: District News, HOMEPAGE Headlines, Lincoln High School News, Blacklick Elementary News, Chapelfield Elementary, Goshen Lane Elementary News, High Point Elementary News, Jefferson Elementary News, Lincoln Elementary News, Royal Manor Elementary News, Middle School South News, Middle School East News, Middle School West News

On September 15th Gahanna Lincoln High School’s football team played New Albany High School and came away with a 40-20 win. Though it was a hard fought contest by both teams, the night was so much more than a game. Amidst the raucous yells of fans cheering for their teams, two school districts and their communities came together to cheer for something we have in common, dedicated First Responders, brave men and women who risk their ´╗┐lives to save others in a moments notice.

First Responders from the City of Gahanna, New Albany, and Franklin County, as well as Jefferson, Plain and Mifflin Townships were honored as law enforcement and fire departments joined together for the football celebration. We also honored active duty military members and veterans. The turnout was tremendous.

First Responders and members of the military were escorted on the field by the captains of Lincoln and New Albany High School for the coin toss. As the captains for each team entered the circle at the center of the field, Jo Ann Kerr was invited to toss the coin. This was a very special moment for all. Jo Ann Kerr is the wife of the late VFW Commander, Sergeant Jerry Kerr who brought the idea of honoring First Responders to our schools, city, and townships last year. Sergeant Kerr was a U. S. Marine who served in the Vietnam War and fought bravely for our country. While Sergeant Kerr is no longer with us his spirit lives on and First Responder’s Night is on its way to becoming a venerable tradition for the Gahanna-Jefferson Schools, the City of Gahanna, and Mifflin and Jefferson Townships.

Fans from both sides were treated to a spectacular halftime performance when bands from both Gahanna and New Albany took the field together in a memorable tribute to our First Responders. Congratulations to the band members who came together to perform an exciting show!

Thanks to all who participated including Wesbanco, Denny Southard and the Rapid Relief Team, and the Gahanna-Jefferson Education Foundation for providing a wonderful tailgate for fans and First Responders before the football game.

Thoughts About First Responders Appreciation Night

Posted: 9/25/2017 Categories: District News, HOMEPAGE Headlines, Lincoln High School News, Blacklick Elementary News, Chapelfield Elementary, Goshen Lane Elementary News, High Point Elementary News, Jefferson Elementary News, Lincoln Elementary News, Royal Manor Elementary News, Middle School South News, Middle School East News, Middle School West News

On September 15th Gahanna Lincoln High School’s football team played New Albany High School and came away with a 40-20 win. Though it was a hard fought contest by both teams, the night was so much more than a game. Amidst the raucous yells of fans cheering for their teams, two school districts and their communities came together to cheer for something we have in common, dedicated First Responders, brave men and women who risk their ´╗┐lives to save others in a moments notice.

First Responders from the City of Gahanna, New Albany, and Franklin County, as well as Jefferson, Plain and Mifflin Townships were honored as law enforcement and fire departments joined together for the football celebration. We also honored active duty military members and veterans. The turnout was tremendous.

First Responders and members of the military were escorted on the field by the captains of Lincoln and New Albany High School for the coin toss. As the captains for each team entered the circle at the center of the field, Jo Ann Kerr was invited to toss the coin. This was a very special moment for all. Jo Ann Kerr is the wife of the late VFW Commander, Sergeant Jerry Kerr who brought the idea of honoring First Responders to our schools, city, and townships last year. Sergeant Kerr was a U. S. Marine who served in the Vietnam War and fought bravely for our country. While Sergeant Kerr is no longer with us his spirit lives on and First Responder’s Night is on its way to becoming a venerable tradition for the Gahanna-Jefferson Schools, the City of Gahanna, and Mifflin and Jefferson Townships.

Fans from both sides were treated to a spectacular halftime performance when bands from both Gahanna and New Albany took the field together in a memorable tribute to our First Responders. Congratulations to the band members who came together to perform an exciting show!

Thanks to all who participated including Wesbanco, Denny Southard and the Rapid Relief Team, and the Gahanna-Jefferson Education Foundation for providing a wonderful tailgate for fans and First Responders before the football game.