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Veterans’ Day Program Honors Service Men and Women

JUPITER CHRISTIAN SCHOOL – JCS hosted an extraordinary Veterans’ Day program on November 10, 2023, bringing together veterans, families, and friends in a heartfelt tribute to the brave men and women who have served our nation. The event featured captivating musical performances by talented students from 4th to 12th grade, and attendees had the privilege of hearing from the esteemed Keynote Speaker, Lt. General Richard Y. Newton III, USAF (Ret).

The halls of Jupiter Christian School buzzed with anticipation and gratitude as the community gathered for the remarkable Veterans’ Day program. It was a day dedicated to expressing heartfelt appreciation and honoring the selfless service of our military heroes.  At 9:30 am, the Honor Ceremony commenced, marking the formal tribute to the veterans in attendance.

The highlight of the event was the keynote address by Lt. General Richard Y. Newton III, a highly esteemed retired officer of the United States Air Force. General Newton drew from his vast experience and shared personal insights that left a lasting impact on all in attendance. His speech inspired a renewed appreciation for the sacrifices made by our veterans and served as a reminder of their immeasurable contributions.

An atmosphere of reverence, gratitude, and unity prevailed. The event successfully bridged the gap between generations, fostering a deep understanding and respect for our military heroes. Students had the opportunity to interact with veterans, listening to their stories and gaining a deeper appreciation for the significance of their service.

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My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”  ~John 15:12-13

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Adriana King
High School Yearbook Staff Student Journalist Class of 2026
Adriana King is a sophomore at Jupiter Christian School. Her graduation year is 2026. She grew up in Maryland and moved to Florida in 2021. Over the years Adriana has done tennis, softball, soccer, dance, martial arts and volleyball. She enjoys spending time with her family as well as hanging out with friends. Adriana also enjoys going to the beach and reading various books. She intends on going to the University of Miami for college and studying law. Adriana would love to go to Greece one day. She has two cats, Glenn and Gary. Baseball is her favorite sport to watch, go Nats! Adriana is also passionate about ending animal testing. She is involved with Place of Hope in Florida, helping contribute to their mission to foster care and support for children and families in crisis. Adriana’s favorite Bible verse is Matthew 6:34, which says, Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” Her faith guides her life by casting her anxiety on God. An interesting fact about Adriana is that she has flown a plane before.
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