In discussing a section on foreign policy, students in Michael Cestaro’s Politics in Government classes at William Floyd High School decided to put together care packages filled with letters and goodies to show their support for members of the Armed Forces.

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Students raised money and donations of goods from local businesses and community members – enough to send 27 boxes to an Army unit stationed in Afghanistan. The care packages contained thank you letters from more than 100 students and items that soldiers requested, including: deodorant, shaving cream, razors, toothpaste, books, magazines and assorted candies.

“The boxes were sent in hopes that it will reach the troops right before Valentine’s Day to lift their spirits while they are away from loved ones,” said teacher Michael Cestaro. This particular Army unit also has a special hometown connection - Ricky Kruger, a member of the William Floyd Class of 2008 is among their ranks.