Westside Elementary Students Send Holiday Greetings to Military Members

Some Isle of Wight students at Westside Elementary are sending holiday cheer to military members stationed abroad during the holidays.

Teacher Sharon Chapman has been organizing this effort for the past seven years; organizing care packages for military family and friends of Westside students and families.

“I am very proud of the generosity and thoughtfulness of the students,” said Chapman.

The care packages include a book of stories written by students about the military and what the military means to them. The postage is paid by student donations.

Students in Chapman’s class who participated in the project are: Amaya Alek, Alorah Bailey, Bobby Baucom, Ethan Blyth, Hannah Brisson, Charles Brown, Justin Cook, Ellyanna Estrella, Taylor Foran, James Gentle, Jon Gordon, Ryan Guglielmini, Nikelas Hilton, Ryan Mack, Jaden Mann Gunter, Amaiyah Naibauer, Kate Nestor, Parker Pack, Trinity Shears, Payton Silver, Bryan Steere, Brooke Tenney, and Owen Watkins