New Honor Garden

Neuqua Valley High School will soon have a public place to honor their alumni who have served our country.

For his Eagle Scout project, Neuqua sophomore Ethan Koska wanted to create a memorial garden for alumni killed in the line of duty.

“I had the idea to do a memorial garden here at Neuqua, to honor Neuqua’s fallen, but there’s only been one K.I.A.,” explained Koska. “So I changed it to an honor garden. And it’s to honor all Neuqua’s alumni that have went on to service the military.”

Koska himself hopes to become a Navy Seal after graduation.

Through community donations, like a $1,000 gift from Operation Support Our Troops and his own fundraising efforts, Ethan earned $5,000 for the garden, and recently installed limestone markers representing the five military branches.

The honor garden will be officially dedicated in November at a public ceremony on Veterans Day.

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