Jefferson Middle School students recently celebrated Make A Difference Day by writing service men and women who are overseas. The Character Education Committee asked teachers, during supervisory set and homeroom, to have students create the cards. Students thanked them for their service to their country, encouraged them to stay safe, offered their support of their efforts and added personal touches about themselves. The Committee also created care packages to send along with the letters from gum, candy, Slim Jims, playing cards, and toiletry items collected by students and staff during the month of October. Boxes were donated by Jamestown Container Corporation. All the care packages were given to Operation Making Spirits Bright and Blue Star Mothers to mail them out to soldiers from our community.
“It is important to thank them for their service to our country and also because they might need some comfort or help to keep going,” said Jefferson Middle School fifth grader Taylor Austin. “I’m glad we did this for Make a Difference Day because sometimes someone in your community might need help and when kids can help, we should give back to our community.”