PHOTOS: Students Gather at Daybreak In Prayer

The first 'Meet Me at the Flagpole' was held before MHS started school, with a small but faithful group dedicated to pray for fellow students, school and community

It may not seem revolutionary, but anytime there's a first for anything, you can never tell where it will lead.

That's what about 20 students were told as they gathered around sunrise at the flagpole at Muskego High School to sing and pray for the school, the community and the students there.

In part praying for God to do 'something unimaginable' at the school, students took part in Muskego's first 'Meet me at the flagpole' event, which is part of a national event that was started more than 20 years ago.  High school isn't often the place kids want to stand out from the crowd, and by taking part in the ceremony, parents acknowledged their kids were a bit intimidated by being the first.

Led in song by youth pastors from Lakepoint Church, the group also prayed for strength and healing. The event is held yearly, according to parent Desiree Clark, on the fourth Wednesday in September.

Greg Burmeister September 27, 2012 at 05:31 PM
This is not the first ''meet me at the pole ''. My daughter tried for a few years in a row to do it and was told by Dr. Bussen, then pricipal of MHS, that she couldn't. Now that Dr. Bussen is the assistent superintendant, the new pricipal apparently had the courage and conviction to allow it. Things are looking up at MHS.
Shelley C September 27, 2012 at 05:32 PM
Gregory Kluck September 27, 2012 at 09:06 PM
Greg, if the former principal did not allow it, then this weeks event would be the first, no?
Denise Konkol September 27, 2012 at 11:44 PM
To be fair to Dr. Bussen, there is a group called NINJA which is Christian-based at Muskego High School and was begun while he was principal.
Jim Blixt October 03, 2012 at 06:14 PM
I was surprised to read this headline. As a Youth Pastor in Muskego for about 10 years, I have had many students partake in See you at the Pole, at Muskego High School. I am grateful to see students participating this year, but disappointed to see this dubbed as the "first-ever". I would say, perhaps it's the "first-ever" event that the media reported on. Thanks Patch for making this important enough to publish. Pastor Jim Blixt Praise Fellowship Church, Muskego, WI


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