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9/17/07

Cavazos Middle School Students Receive Letters From Soldiers in Iraq

In honor of Constitution Day, a Cavazos Middle School teacher is going the extra mile to keep her students patriotic. 

Bonnie Bowman created a five month class project, that started back in April when she asked her students to write letters to soldiers fighting in Iraq.  Monday, the students opened letters of response from nearly 50 soldiers.

Bowman says her goal for the project was to increase patriotic awareness in the classroom. She says she felt patriotism was at an all time low on the campus.

"What I noticed was when it's time to say the pledge, students wouldn't say it and I thought this is no way to respect what these men and woman are doing for us," Bowman said.

 Several of the students say they plan to continue writing soldiers in Iraq. 

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