Area students will be gathering around the flag pole at schools early Wednesday morning in recognition of the nationwide “See You At The Pole” event.
Locally, students in both middle and high schools throughout the Parkland will have a chance to commemorate the event on their campuses.
Events will begin at the following times Wednesday morning:
• Bismarck: 7 a.m. around the flag pole at the high school entrance.
• Central: 7:15 a.m. at the high school, 7:30 a.m. at the middle school.
• Farmington: 7 a.m. at the middle and high schools. The high school plans to meet at the flag pole located near the football field.
• North County: Before school at both campuses
• West County: 7:45 a.m. at the high school; 7:50 a.m. at the middle school.
A rally will be held at Central High School from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday bringing youth groups from all around the county to celebrate “See You After The Pole.” The worship leader will be Duane Massey from Solid Rock Family Church. The special guest speaker will be former St. Louis Ram Aeneus Williams.
The See You at the Pole event started in Burleson, Texas in the early 1990s. A group of teenagers had attended a discipleship conference and felt led to pray for their friends, schools and leaders.
According to the See You at the Pole’s website, the group decided to gather around the flagpoles at three schools on that weekend.
From that vision, the challenge was given the name “See You At The Pole” during a youth convention in June of 1990. That vision led to 45,000 teens in four states gathering for the first See You At The Pole” event on Sept. 12, 1990.
The annual prayer observance has grown to include more than three million students in more than 20 countries worldwide.