Frisco ISD celebrated a successful first year for Memorial High School, the District’s 10th, during a recent dedication ceremony.
The event was held this spring – near Memorial Day and during National Police Week – to honor all those who serve and sacrifice.
The name Memorial was chosen by a committee of citizens and the School Board to recognize people who serve our nation and community, including first responders, members of the military and others.
The school, which opened in August, brought students in grades 9-11 together from six different campuses to establish a community that honors and values service to others.
Students choose Warrior as the school mascot and helped identify the most valued traits of a Warrior: bravery, character, loyalty and wisdom. All four traits speak to the spirit of serving others.
“Warriors show bravery when they enter the unknown and have faith they are leading others on the right path,” explained Memorial Principal Jennifer Redden. “Warriors show character when they do what's right – no matter the consequences. Warriors show loyalty when they will do everything possible to help a fellow man in need, and warriors show wisdom in using critical thinking to make sound decisions to better themselves and others.”
The student body of 1,250 students demonstrated their personal commitment to service by accumulating nearly 15,000 community service hours this school year.
The dedication ceremony featured representatives from the Frisco Fire Department, who presented the colors, and performances by the Memorial band, orchestra and choir.