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Stuttgart HS shows appreciation through Single Soldier Project

By Alaynah Luttrell (SHS '18)
STUTTGART | May 24, 2017

A single soldier happy to receive a bag at his dorm during the Single Soldier Project 2017.
A single soldier happy to receive a bag at his dorm during the Single Soldier Project 2017. | Photo: Jalen Coston

A life lived overseas, away from family and those who care about you, can leave one feeling alone. For two years, Shana Blankenship has coordinated a massive effort to provide our single soldiers with a little love, attention, and appreciation. After taking donations and getting help from many Stuttgart High students and teachers, Mrs. Blankenship, Chef Huebner, Mrs. Lisa Robinson, and Mrs. Linda Santiago escorted a large group of students to the single soldier dorms, where they left 150 “star-spangled” gift bags for the soldiers. German chocolate, homemade cookies from Chef Huebner’s Culinary Arts classes and other handmade treats, bottles of water, and an assortment of candy filled these tokens of acknowledgement. “We could not do this without the effort of the entire SHS faculty and student body,” comments Mrs. Blankenship. “Everyone’s effort makes showing our appreciation that much more special.”

Single Soldier Project 2017

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