Blue Aces Display Portrait of a Graduate Trait Responsible by Supporting U.S. Navy Sailors Overseas
November 10, 2023
Blue Aces are Responsible! Students in Ms. Browning's third-grade class at Granville Elementary began a project at the start of the school year to collect items for holiday care packages to the U.S. Navy Sailors aboard the USS Bataan.
The class started by writing letters to Lt. Melissa Kerr, a 2014 Granville graduate. Lt. Kerr attended The Ohio State University College of Dentistry thanks to a scholarship through the U.S. Navy. She was later commissioned an Active Duty Lieutenant and currently serves on the USS Bataan. She has written replies to each student in Ms. Browning's class and they are anxiously waiting for her mail to arrive from across the world! Since the end of October, all GES students from across all classes and grade levels have gathered non-perishable items to be sent as part of a holiday care package, resulting in six large boxes of donations to send. Ms. Browning's class is working with the local VFW to cover the shipping costs.
Our Portrait of a Graduate trait of Responsible covers a lot of ground, from personal to social to civic responsibility. Ms. Browning's class is putting this trait into action by displaying a sense for others' well-being and then acting on that sense with their outreach and donations for the brave men and women serving and protecting our country. This experience will help them grow to be contributing members of society when they eventually graduate from Granville Schools and go out into the world.
Thank you, Blue Aces, for your generosity and for being true examples of Responsible!