ROTC donates flags to NSU E-Lab

Northwestern State University’s ROTC program donated new flags to the NSU Elementary Lab School and hosted a workshop for students to learn about flag etiquette, including the proper way to handle, fold and raise the American flag. Cadets formally presented the flags to 4-H Club officers, who raised the new flags and recited the Pledge of Allegiance. 4-H Sponsor Lisa Wiggins said the flags are the first thing students and families see when approaching the school and they present a positive image for visitors. Students presented the officers with certificates of appreciation and acknowledged that the event took place during statewide 4-H Week.

On the front row from left are Superintendent of Schools Dr. Grant Eloi, Ella Eloi, Eliana Hawkins, Piper Foshee, Katelyn Mitchell, Andrew Fontenot, Kinslee Dunn, Jada Drake, Wiggins and Natchitoches Mayor Ronnie Williams. On the back row are Schools Director Caron Coleman, ROTC Cadets Dylan Trueblood and Anthony Cantrell, MSG Michael Blakeley and LTC Josh Drake.