Marengo Community High School District 154

110 Franks Road Marengo, IL 60152

Phone 815-568-6511   Fax 815-568-6510

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November 2015

Cell Phones for Soldiers

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Every 16 months United States consumers retire an estimated 130 million cell phones and only 2 percent of those are recycled. There are probably tons of phones in junk drawers across America and others that may be improperly discarded polluting our natural resources.

Marengo Community High School (MCHS) in conjunction with State Representative Mr. Jack Franks' office have partnered for the 'Cell Phones for Soldiers' project this year as part of our Annual Veterans Day Program. 'Cell Phones for Soldiers' is a »


This year’s Veterans Day Program will take place on Wednesday, November 11th at 9:00 a.m. in the Marengo Community High School Gymnasium. All veterans and community members are invited to attend. Area veterans, past and present, will be honored. This year’s keynote speaker is Vice President of Communications at ComEd, Erica J. Borggren, who has been with the company since April of this year. Prior to joining ComEd, she served as a member of Governor Pat Quinn’s administration by leading a number of state agencies. She served as the Acting Secretary at the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and the Director of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (IDVA). With IDVA, she led the creation of a veteran entrepreneurship program, a women veteran’s program, and Illinois Joining Forces, an award-winning public-private network of organizations committed to working together to serve veterans better. During her service to the state of Illinois, she was selected as a 2014 White House “Champion of Change.”Additionally, Borggren is a Rhodes Scholar and Combat Veteran, having previously served as a senior staff member for Army General David Petraeus during his time as Commanding General of multinational forces in Iraq and as head of United States Central Command throughout the Middle East.

If you are unable to attend the program, you can watch the ceremony live on or On-Demand afterwards. The ceremony is expected to run until 10:15 a.m. Approximately 2,000 community members and veterans are expected to attend. Please come to honor and show your support of our United States Servicemen and women. It truly means a lot to each and every one of them to know how much we appreciate their sacrifices for our country. Hope to see you there! »

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