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Shuck creates memorial flag for Homeland Security display

With the guidance of Doug Horne, Tech Ed teacher at MAHS, Conner Shuck, a member of the Class of 2024, spent much of the school year designing and building a wooden flag to honor the lives lost on 9/11.


This special project was made at the request of Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent Rodger Werner, a 1992 MAHS graduate. Werner works out of the Newark, New Jersey office and was able to secure wood from a Silver Maple tree that stood witness to the crash of United Flight 93 in Somerset County on 9/11.


After meeting with Werner, Horne took the wood to Dave Beckner Lumber in Bakersville, where it was milled and dried in a kiln.


Horne said Shuck took the lead on the project and spent hours creating this meaningful remembrance that is now on display at HSI Newark next to a steel beam recovered from the attack on the World Trade Center.


In a thank-you letter sent to Shuck, the Acting Special Agent in Charge at HSI Newark William S. Walker, thanked him and MASD for helping to honor the brave men and women lost on that fateful day - “This American flag reminds our Special Agents that there are such people as you at Meyersdale Area School District who value their service to the people of the United States.”


Shuck plans to join the ranks of those elite men and women who serve our great country and plans to join a branch of the U.S. military or law enforcement. Well done Conner!