Friday, December 17, 2010

North Fayette Students Remember Soldiers at Christmas

Sweet treats and holiday cheer are on their way to brighten soldiers’ holidays in Afghanistan thanks to students in the After School Program (ASP) at North Fayette Elementary.

The students wanted to show appreciation for one of their own, Jimi Moutrie, who is serving in the US Army in Afghanistan and will be spending Christmas there this year. Jimi is the son of fifth grade teacher Kendra Brown and regularly visits the ASP program when he is home on leave.

“The students wanted to show their appreciation to our soldiers for their bravery in Afghanistan by preparing a box full of treats and greeting cards to send to them,” says Margie Bennett, the school’s ASP site coordinator.

The students sent enough treats and cards for Jimi to share with his fellow troops.

This is the second time North Fayette ASP students have sent gifts to Afghanistan this year. Projects like these are part of the ASP model that emphasizes not only extended learning, but also character building through citizenship, leadership and community service.

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