LANSING | As a community service project this past school year, the Enrichment students at Memorial Junior High School participated in an Adopt-a-Soldier program.
The students collected goods and items to send to our troops in Afghanistan. One of the soldiers who was a recipient of these collected goods, Jeff Gough, came for a visit Oct. 9, and gave the students a presentation on the life, culture, and geography of Afghanistan.
Gough is a Thornton Fractional South High School graduate and a longtime Lansing resident. Along with Gough, his wife, Anna, and his mother, Kathy, spoke to the students about the many facets in the life of a military family.
As a special gift of thanks for our support, Gough presented the Lansing School District 158 Enrichment Program with a certificate and an American flag, which was flown on board a U.S. Army MQ-1C Gray Eagle Unmanned Aerial Vehicle during a mission over the skies of Afghanistan on May 19. The certificate was signed by the Gray Eagle pilot, Sheena Grewal, and Gray Eagle sensor operator, Kevin Werneburg.