Students create artwork to continue thanking Veterans

Posted By: Megan Conway

Even after Veteran’s Day, some Irving Middle School students have found a way to continue thanking our nation’s heroes and it will be a little surprise when they least expect it.

"We asked the kids to develop a piece of artwork that we would turn into a card that would be used for Veterans. We had three winners and we took the three designs for those cards and printed them on card stock. Then allowed the children on the backside to create a special, personalized message from the Irving students," says Emily Faubel, ICOR sponsor.

The Irving Community Outreach group consists of students who volunteer. They made 150 postcards, which will now be handed out at the Veteran’s Hospital in Lincoln when people pick–up their prescriptions.

"I felt really proud and excited. I entered last year, but I didn’t place, so it felt good to place this year," says Lydia Skold, 2nd place winner.

"The feel for it was, you can lose things in the war or just what you fight for, things you go out and do, but you can always get rewards," says Isabel Sheesley, talking about the inspiration for her 1st place entry.

"I think it’s very important because they deserve it. They served our country. They may have tough days and we all do, and they deserve to have a smile," says Kinsey Knorr, 3rd place winner.

This is the first year the group did this project, but they say they’d like to make it a tradition.