Topeka High celebrates much of U.S. military history


TOPEKA (KSNT) – Topeka High School was delighted to host its annual Marine Corps Ball celebrating the birth of the military faction over 246 years ago.

Topeka High School’s ROTC was unable to celebrate the anniversary last year due to COVID-19 restrictions, so they were very happy to do so today.

“I was able to have a ball in my first year and my sophomore years, but my sophomore walk was when COVID happened, so we couldn’t have a ball that year, so I’m glad to be back, “said the cadet captain. Tessa Howell said.” This is my senior year so my last prom, and I’m just hoping to go out on a high and I’m so glad to be here this evening.”

Cadet Captain Howell said the ball is a way to remember and thank all the members of the Marine Corps who served before them.

She and everyone in attendance encourage the audience to thank everyone they know who has been or is in the Marine Corps this week. The school had to celebrate the anniversary a few days earlier due to scheduling conflicts, but the military faction’s actual anniversary is the eve of Veterans Day, November 10.


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