RBR Students Send Sweet Treats to Alumnus headed for Afghanistan
Shhhh! It’s a surprise! But a few weeks before Red Bank Regional (RBR) alumnus Specialist Elijah Gray ships off from Fort Riley, Kansas, to Afghanistan he will receive a large box of holiday stockings stuffed with sweets for him and his whole troop to wish them well on their way.
Elijah, formally from Red Bank, was an active member of his town’s emergency services group and decided to continue his service of his country in the military. His troop specializes in medical services.
“He is a sweet and special young man, and we wanted him to know that we are thinking of him and all his buddies in his unit during the holidays. Although I never had Elijah as a student, he made it a point to come see me every single day at school when he was a student. I will never forget him for that,” states RBR Spanish teacher and Spanish Honor Society teacher Lisa Boyle.
Her Spanish National Honor Society students, numbering around 90, all collected candy and then participated in an assembly line stocking stuffing event for Elijah’s unit as well as the homeless mothers and their children through the Linkages program in Tinton Falls.
“We do this every year for our holiday service project,” Ms. Boyle states, “But it is extra special knowing we are sending holiday cheer to one of our own who has sacrificed so much in protecting our freedoms and our country.”
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