Norwood third-graders raise money for Honor Flight

Norwood Elementary teacher Renee Hall (left) and Beth Johnson, executive director of Honor Flight Columbus Inc., stand with third-graders who helped to organize and promote a PJ Day fundraiser to benefit Honor Flight. The students are: (from left) Layla Spezzalli, Paisley Duffy, Ruby Adams, Jamie Cosgrove, Jacy Perkins and Raelynn Barr.

(Posted Jan. 19, 2024)

After reading an article in Scholastic News, students in Renee Hall’s third-grade class at Norwood Elementary in West Jefferson organized a school-wide fundraiser to benefit Honor Flight, a national organization that transports American veterans to Washington D.C. to see war memorials at no cost to the veterans.

Participating students each paid $1 to wear pajamas to school on Jan. 11. The effort raised $1,080 which the students presented to Beth Johnson, executive director of Honor Flight Columbus Inc. Johnson talked to the students about Honor Flight during her visit to the school.

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