Students send care packages to soldiers
May 24, 2012 12:42PM
Marian Catholic High School senior Chelsea Davis receives an American flag from Sgt. 1st Class Heriberto Garza, who was stationed in Kabul, Afghanistan . | Supplied Photo
Students at Marian Catholic High School in Chicago Heights recently conducted a service project to benefit military personnel serving overseas in Afghanistan.
The project, which was led by Crete student Chelsea Davis, used proceeds from a school bake sale to buy personal care items and disposable cameras, batteries, puzzle books and playing cards.
Once the items were assembled and packed, the class included a letter of thanks, and Davis sent the boxes to a military address she had been given.
Several months later, Army Sgt. 1st Class Heriberto Garza visited the school and thanked students for the items. Garza also presented Davis with an American flag that had flown over Camp Eggers in Kabul, Afghanistan.
“I’m honored and really happy,” Davis said. “Our class didn’t do this project to get a reward or recognition. We felt it was something that should be done to show our appreciation of the troops.”
Garza presented an additional American flag from Camp Eggers to Marian Catholic High School principal Kathleen Anne Tait.
“The good and thoughtful citizens of Marian Catholic should be proud of students like Chelsea Davis and her class for being young people who sincerely care for those serving our country,” Garza said.