STUDENTS AT SUMTER PRIMARY GET SPECIAL VISIT FROM REAL HERO
VISITOR AT SUMTER PRIMARY
STUDENTS AT SUMTER PRIMARY GET SPECIAL VISIT FROM REAL HERO In November, the first grade students at Sumter County Primary learned about patriotism and loyalty in preparation for their upcoming Veteran’s Day program. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, first grade teacher, Mrs. Mandy Butler, decided to organize a class project to teach children about the joy of giving. Mrs. Butler challenged her first grade students to bring in “goodies” to send to troops serving our country. This idea came to mind when Mrs. Butler’s cousin, Kalan Law, was deployed to Afghanistan back in October. Law is currently serving Infantry with the 1stArmored Division out of Ft. Bliss, Texas. Because of the personal connection, Mrs. Butler’s students exceeded the challenge and brought in an abundance of items. Mrs. Butler’s class was able to put together four large boxes. The students made cards to include in each of the packages. Upon receiving the “goodie” boxes, Mr. Law knew that he wanted to meet the students responsible for sending his unit the much needed “goodies”. He recently visited Mrs. Butler’s class while in Americus for a short visit. While there, the class sang him several songs from their Veteran’s Day program. Mr. Law was also presented a book of letters written by Mrs. Butler’s students.
Pictured are Mrs. Mandy Butler, Mr. Kalan Law, and several first graders