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SLES honoring Vets virtually

SALINEVILLE — Southern Local Elementary students are recognizing veterans throughout the month of November as part of a unique project.

Assistant Principal Emily Brinker has invited pupils in grades PreK-6 to submit photos and age-appropriate biographies to honor family members who served in the military branches. The information will be displayed for the entire month and Brinker said more activities will be planned to engage students both in school and at home.

“We’re doing a virtual Veterans Day assignment and students can give information and post a picture,” she said. “It will be displayed on our internal television.”

Schools are limiting events in the wake of COVID-19 and Brinker said the virtual ones offer a way to interact and boost morale. Another activity will be posted in December to highlight favorite holiday traditions and students may provide details and pictures for that exhibit. Brinker hopes to assign a new project each month and offer something fun and interesting for the kids whether they are working in the classroom or remotely.

“It’s a virtual assignment with interaction and also keeps the virtual kids engaged,” she said.

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