By Jayme Taylor, Communication Manager
In an effort to thank Clover Park High School students and staff for their support of servicemen and women, Captain Tammy Childs—daughter of school nurse Sue Biles—presented Principal John Seaton with a flag flown in Afghanistan.
Students from the school’s Air Force JROTC classes and school staff members sent 150 homemade stockings filled with gadgets and treats to members of the 31st Combat Support Hospital (CHS), who distributed the stockings to wounded Marines being treated at Camp Dwyer in Afghanistan.
The stockings were made by the Washington State Internet Quilters and Runaway Quilters with support from the Evergreen Quilt Shop. The school’s Life Skills classes made 300 candy cane ornaments to accompany the stockings.
Childs explained how the gifts lifted the spirits of the recuperating soldiers and Marines and helped them to better enjoy the holiday season away from home.
Following the presentation of the flag, the AFJROTC Color Guard raised the U.S. and Washington state flags for the school day.
Photo 1: Captain Tammy Childs (left, holding flag) thanks the Clover Park High School Air Force JROTC color guard and staff for their support of deployed servicemen and women.
Photo 2: From left: Lt. Col. Gary Roberts, AFJROTC instructor; Sue Biles, school nurse; Captain Tammy Childs; CPHS Principal John Seaton and Senior Master Sgt. Maureen Arroyo, AFJROTC instructor.