Number of Participants: 900
Hours Donated: 1
Value of Time Served: $7,605
Event Type: Veterans & Military Families
Date: November 10, 2022
Three Village Central School District
Ahead of Veterans Day, students and staff in the Three Village Central School District honored those who have served the country through several ways. Students participated in service projects, special classroom lessons and activities to pay tribute to veterans and the sacrifices they have made for the country.
At Ward Melville High School, students in Ms. Dalton and Mrs. Corbett’s classes organized a clothing drive to benefit the United War Veterans Council. The organization collects donations of gently used clothing and household goods, generates revenue by selling these items to re-use retailers and uses the profit toward its work for veterans. Students helped pack up the collection truck on Nov. 14.
Doug Elliot’s ninth grade public speaking class at P.J. Gelinas Junior High School learned about Christopher Raguso, a member of the U.S. Air National Guard, who paid the ultimate sacrifice in Iraq in 2018. The class discussed Raguso’s eulogy, which was read by his father. Mr. Elliot, who was a friend of Raguso, took his class outside to the front flagpole, where he and Mr. Ehlers, another Gelinas teacher, played military songs on the bagpipes in tribute to Raguso and all veterans who have served the country.
At the younger level, students participated in projects that honor local veterans. Second graders at W.S. Mount Elementary School created placemats that were brought to the Long Island State Veterans Home in Stony Brook. Additionally, Arrowhead and Setauket Elementary Schools led a schoolwide project in which students created cards that were dropped off at the Northport VA Medical Center.
1 – Ward Melville High School students led a clothing drive to benefit the United War Veterans Council.
2 and 3 – P.J. Gelinas Junior High School teachers Mr. Elliot and Mr. Ehlers played the bagpipes in tribute to all of those who have served in the military
4 – W.S. Mount Elementary second graders designed placemats to be dropped off at the LI State Veterans Home.
5 – Setauket Elementary School students created cards for local veterans.
6 – Students at Arrowhead Elementary School wrote cards for veterans at the Northport VA Medical Center.
Photos courtesy of the Sachem Central School District