Students create Christmas cards for veterans

Students from two Wake County schools teamed to create Christmas cards for veterans staying in Veterans Administration hospitals in answer to an online challenge from the Battleship North Carolina staff in Wilmington, N.C.

Combs Magnet Elementary students Hannah and Holden Waktins asked if other Combs students would help them create cards in response to the online request made at the Battleship North Carolina website.

Students created holiday cards wishing veterans a happy holiday and a thank you for serving our country. They decorated the front of the card and on the back wrote their first name and school.

Centennial Campus Magnet Middle art teacher Alisa DeJoseph heard about the project and her students volunteered to help the Combs students reach their goal of 500 cards. Students from the two schools teamed together to make 865 cards.

Staff from the schools delivered the cards to the Battleship North Carolina in Wilmington to meet the December 14 deadline.

The Battleship North Carolina staff deliver the cards to veterans staying in one of the 28 VA hospitals in nine states.


Centennial art teacher Alisa DeJoseph with her students displaying the cards they created for veterans.

Combs Magnet Elementary students Holden and Hannah Waktins support Cards for Veterans

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