James Wood group collects for troops

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Posted: October 13, 2012

The Winchester Star

James Wood High School Future Business Leaders of America members and their adviser wear their R.E.D. Friday T-shirts to show support for U.S. military personnel deployed to foreign countries. The organization adopted the national program as a service project and collected items and wrote letters for the troops. Pictured are (from left) Ginny Wallace, Holli Nolan, Mike Onda — business teacher and former Marine who was deployed four times to the Middle East and Somolia — Summer Duggan and Michael Morgan. (Photo by Ginger Perry/The Winchester Star)
James Wood High School Future Business Leaders of America students Ginny Wallace (from left), Holli Nolan and Summer Duggan place items collected in boxes for U.S. servicemen and women deployed overseas. Their collection ended Friday with their R.E.D. (Remember Everyone Deployed) Friday, when students and staff wore red. Students also wrote letters that will be sent along with the other items collected. (Photo by Ginger Perry/The Winchester Star)

WINCHESTER — James Wood High School business teacher Mike Onda remembers his days in the Persian Gulf and the importance of receiving personal items from home.

“Even something as simple as a...



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