Kosciusko School District releases statement concerning national anthem


The Kosciusko School District has released a statement on the national anthem controversy from the Friday, Aug. 17 football game against Neshoba Central….

Billy Ellzey
Superintendent of Education

Dear Kosciusko School and Community

During the past week there have been many questions asked and much discussion about the Whippet football team not being on the field for the national anthem.  This decision was made for our football team to be able to keep the hype and excitement at the highest possible level before entering the field of play. Multiple Kosciusko football coaches have followed this pregame routine in previous years.  We in the Kosciusko School District have a high level of respect for all veterans and those who serve in our military. At no time was this meant to be disrespectful to our veterans, military personnel, or our community.

We appreciate all our community support for our school district and the Whippet football team, and we want to invite you to continue coming out to watch this respectful group of student athletes and coaches compete in the great game of football.