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John Adair remembers most famous alum: Dakota Meyer

Principal Jane Branham instills pride and pulls out the old yearbooks...
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By Alan Reed
News from the Adair County School District

ADAIR COUNTY, KY SCHOOLS (2011-09-17) -Sounds of applause reverberated throughout the hallways at John Adair Intermediate School as the Medal of Honor was placed around the neck of former John Adair student Dakota Meyer.

Principal Jane Branham proudly shared old yearbook photos of Dakota from his fifth, sixth, and seventh grade schools years at John Adair. According to Branham, Dakota was "just a great kid" who left a string of positive lasting impressions on his teachers and fellow students during his three years as at John Adair student. "When Dakota was here in 1999 through 2001, John Adair was a middle school", said Branham.

Dakota's fifth-grade reading teacher, Angie Smith, recalled the time when Dakota's father, Mike Meyer, brought a cow to school for a 4-H demonstration. "Dakota showed the other 4-H students how to properly groom a cow to get ready for show," said Smith. "I don't ever remember any other student ever bringing a cow to school" -Alan W. Reed

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Dakota Meyer went to their school: John Adair Intermediate

2011-09-16 - JAIS, 202 Gen. John Adair DR, Columbia, KY - Photo by Alan W. Reed.
Dakota's Yearbook: Principal Jane Branham and Counselor Betty Knifley share John Adair yearbook photos of Dakota Meyer with students Walter Baker and Emily Wall. From left Jane Branham, Walter Baker, Emily Wall, and Betty Knifley.

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JAIS Yearbook class photo with Dakota Meyer

2011-09-16 - JAIS, 202 Gen. John Adair DR, Columbia, KY - Photo submitted by Allen Reed, Adair Co. School District.
Dakota Meyer Front row, third from left as a John Adair Middle School football player. The photo is ca 2000. Jennifer Smith sends this identifications: In the photo, are, Front row, from left: 1) Les Cook 2) Nick Hale 3) (DAKOTA MEYER) 4) Dustin Morrison 5) Blake Hatcher 6) Casey Keltner. Row 2: 1) Josh Cross 2) Josh Dart. Row 3: 1) Wyatt Long 2) Timmy Mullins 4) Nathan Akin 5) Ken Ramsey. Row 4: 1) Shawn Smith 2) Jerry Streeval 3) Daniel Kermeen 4) Nick Kimbler 5) Blake Martin, 6) TJ Aaron 7) Ross Hutchison

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