Naval Officer makes surprise visit to Nellie Bennett kindergarten class
After about eight-and-a-half months into a nine-month deployment, spent stationed on a ship in the Persian Gulf, even the most devoted of military personnel would be homesick beyond measure. When you factor in that it’s just weeks before the Thanksgiving holiday, that longing for home must be unbearable. It’s times like these that seemingly small gestures like composing letters and arranging care packages to send to deployed servicemen and women, which many school children do on and around Veterans Day, take on added significance and become more meaningful. For the recipients, the soldiers who are away from home those long months, who are fighting to preserve our nation’s freedom, sacrificing time away from their friends and families, these messages and packages represent a lifeline from home, a reminder that acknowledges their sacrifices and demonstrates that they are appreciated.
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Boro senior Carolyn Kern signs NLI to swim at Fairfield
Completing college applications is a task that Point Pleasant Borough High School senior Carolyn Kern can officially scratch from her “To Do’ list, after signing a National Letter of Intent with Fairfield University’s Swim Team recently.
Christmas came early for the 17-year-old Kern, when, taking advantage of the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) early signing period, she inked a deal to attend the Division I school earlier this month. This marked the final step in a lengthy and rigorous recruitment process that began when Carolyn was just a sophomore. READ MORE >>
Ocean Road students prepare care packages for soldiers on Veterans Day
US soldiers serving overseas this holiday season will have a taste of the comforts of home thanks to Ocean Road Elementary School’s second grade students’ annual Veterans Day tradition of assembling care packages to send to deployed servicemen and women.
For over 10 years, Ocean Road’s second grade classes have participated in various activities designed to recognize and honor US servicemen and women; among them, writing letters, drawing pictures and assembling care packages to send to those serving overseas.
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Ocean Road students learn to take a stand against bullying
October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month, a month for school districts and the communities they serve to unite their efforts to raise awareness of bullying prevention.
“The Point Pleasant Borough School District takes a proactive approach to ensuring that our students are exposed to a positive school climate free from harassment and bullying,” said Superintendent of Schools Vincent S. Smith. READ MORE >>
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