Garcilaso de la Vega Daughters of the American Revolution member Kathy Stackhouse returned to her former school, Crestwood Middle School, to lead eighth graders in a rewarding literacy activity.
Four classes of Debbie Still’s reading students joined the DAR in its “Celebrate America” 125 years campaign finale to break a Guinness Book of World Records record.
After brainstorming, reviewing the parts of a friendly letter, and discussing a model letter, the students composed letters to service men and women stating their appreciation and thanks for their service.
This bundle of stamped and addressed letters will be taken by Regent Sheila Zile-Pecoraro to the 125th Continental Congress in Washington, D.C., in June. The letters will be added to the thousands of letters needed to attain the record of the most letters to military personnel collected in one month.
ABOVE: Debbie Still’s students write letters.