Our WKA Military Appreciation Game was held on September 14, 2012. We had a pep rally in honor of all those who have fought or who currently fight for our country. As a salute to our military, the elementary chorus students sang the National Anthem, and the student body watched an inspiring video presentation with photos of our military personnel. We would like to especially recognize Coach David Mote, who has been a part of the King Academy family for 36 years. He served for the United States Army during the Vietnam War from 1968-1970. We thank him for his sacrifice.
During halftime we honored military personnel associated with King. The following King alumni are currently serving our country: United States Army - Josh Temple, Griff Dorn, and Ethan Forrest; Army Airborne -Andrew Creech; United States Air Force - Jasen Cumbee; Army National Guard - Josh Griffith; United States Marines - Kyle Carpenter.
The following military personnel who have served our country are part of our King family: South Carolina Army National Guard - Albert Rushton, Billy Nix, Buddy Ridgell, Thomas Edwards, George Hallman, Raymond Miller, Luke Polyak, Chuck Adams, Josh Barron, John Shealy, Wayne Highpocket Rowe; United States Army - Coach David Mote, Everett Bledsoe, Jimmie Boland; Army and National Guard - Wayne Highpocket Rowe, John Shealy; United States Air Force - Billy Shealy, Tena Buffington, Sarah Hudson, Dan Harvey; United States Navy - Rayford Miller, Michael Hudson, Wilt Lee, Bryan Baynham, Monty Lee; United States Marines - Max Parrish, Kevin Crapps, Jr.
We are so proud to have so many from the King family and thank them for their service to our country.