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Latonia Students Gather Supplies for Service Members Overseas

Students at Latonia Elementary used their fifth grade service learning project to gather donations for the American men and women stationed overseas. Keith Maupin, whose son Matt Maupin was killed in Iraq after a highly publicized length of time missing in action, spoke to the children last month about his family's efforts to ship boxes of treats and items that soldiers may need from home. So far, Maupin's Yellow Ribbon Support Center has shipped 8,000 boxes that include items such as magazines, books, toiletries, snacks, and games. Maupin's efforts inspired the Latonia students to help out. Their efforts included a collection of aluminum can tabs that be sold to a recycler to cover the cost of shippping.

PHOTO: Latonia students, staff, and Keith Maupin/CIPS