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Students from Shelton School honored veterans at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Dallas by creating and sending them individual cards.  Through a special Shelton program called Families, some 600 students commemorated Veterans Day by designing cards on November 9th.  The Families program comprises students from Lower School, Upper Elementary and Middle School.  Students are paired at the beginning of the school year — sixth-graders with primary and first-and second-graders, seventh grade with third / fourth, and eighth grade with fifth.  The paired units work together on various projects throughout the year, some of which involve community service.

Families students made their cards for patients in the Veterans Administration Hospital in Dallas.  Faculty members and Families sponsors Beth Womble and Lena Hilbert will be delivering the cards to the VA Hospital on behalf of all the Shelton students.

In addition to paying tribute to vets at the VA Hospital, Shelton also recognized its own faculty and staff veterans:  Glen Brown, Phillip Carroll, Jeff Pierce, Marc Shepherd and Cecil Young.  Shelton music instructor Ken Utz also explained and performed a taps bugle call on the playground for a gathering of Lower School students.

“I’m glad we take time to honor our vets at Shelton.  Even at an early age, students can be taught to respect those who serve our nation,” says Head of School Linda Kneese.

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