On Monday, November 12, Lee’s Summit High School will hold its fifth annual Veterans Day assembly. The Veterans Day Appreciation Program’s goal is to honor veterans while helping our students achieve better understanding of the Veterans Day holiday and a greater appreciation of service.

Each student will attend a 35-minute assembly focused on the significance of Veterans Day and the sacrifices of veterans that have sustained the freedoms and liberties enjoyed by Americans. The best part of Lee’s Summit High School’s effort is honoring attending veterans. To enhance the experience for students, LSHS invites any veteran working within the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District to attend and be honored.

Lee’s Summit High School offers two assemblies. Assembly One, which will include sophomore and senior students, will be from 10:35 a.m. – 11:10 a.m. Assembly Two, which will include freshman and junior students, will be 11:30 a.m. – 12:05 p.m. The assembly will be in the Performing Arts Center.

Lee’s Summit High School shows a slide show of photos of veterans during their service time followed by current images. They also encourage our veterans to wear his/her service uniform or a hat representing his/her branch of service.

Our sincere gratitude for our veterans and their service.

Colonel Jori A. Robinson

The guest speaker will be Colonel Jori A. Robinson. Robinson is a 1995 graduate from Lee’s Summit High School and is currently the Vice Commander of the 175th Wing, Maryland Air National Guard.

After graduating from LSHS, Colonel Robinson attended the University of Missouri-Columbia where she was an honors graduate in Communications, a member of Kappa Delta Sorority, a member of the national leadership and honors fraternity, Omicron Delta Kappa, and a Mizzou Golden Girl. She was also the Distinguished Graduate of the Air Force ROTC program.

Upon entering active duty in 1999 as a 2nd Lieutenant, she was sent to Texas for Intelligence Officer training and was the Distinguished Graduate in her class. Her first assignment was in Germany, where she met and married her husband, Brett Robinson (also a Colonel in the Air Force and a pilot). After assignments in Germany, Arkansas, the Pentagon and Maryland, Colonel Robinson left Active Duty and joined the Maryland Air National Guard, where she currently works today.

She holds multiple undergraduate and graduate degrees from MU, the University of Oklahoma, The George Washington University, and is a National Security Fellow and Cyber Security Fellow at Harvard University. Colonel Robinson and her husband have three children and live near Annapolis, Maryland.