NFHS Sends Letters to Troops
Maureen Sheddan and Sonya Shoemake prepare to write letters to send the troops
DECA students at North Forsyth High School recently collected almost 3,000 letters to send to our troops who are currently serving in Iraq as part of DECA Serve Day. Students and staff dressed in camouflage and wrote letters in their classes and during lunch. Letters and items for care packages were collected and are on their way to Iraq thanks to the veterans from Cumming First United Methodist Church who are shipping the items to the troops.
“DECA Serve Day was a great success because it gave the students and staff at our school an opportunity to let the soldiers know that they are appreciated and not forgotten,” states Taylor Wingard, a DECA officer who felt this was a worthy cause. Students and staff hope to hear back from the soldiers. Last year, DECA collected 1,250 letters and many soldiers corresponded with those who wrote them. “We want to continue to show our support for all of those who continue to fight for our freedom,” states DECA advisor Michelle McKibans.