District 79 students serve dinner to area veterans

 
Fremont School District 79 submission
Posted5/10/2018 10:44 AM
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  • Fremont Middle School sixth-grader Ramsen Marano serves a drink to veteran Saford Wilson during the recent veterans dinner sponsored by the Mundelein Police Department.

    Fremont Middle School sixth-grader Ramsen Marano serves a drink to veteran Saford Wilson during the recent veterans dinner sponsored by the Mundelein Police Department. Courtesy of Fremont School District 79

  • Fremont sixth-grader Rylan Foster and Carl Sandburg sixth-grader Delaney Meister welcome veteran Bob Royce.

    Fremont sixth-grader Rylan Foster and Carl Sandburg sixth-grader Delaney Meister welcome veteran Bob Royce. Courtesy of Fremont School District 79

Fremont Middle School students and other area students recently served 230 Lake County residents during the second annual Mundelein Police Department-sponsored veterans dinner.

The police department oversees the Mundelein After School Coalition, which consists of about 30 students from area middle schools and Mundelein High School. MASC provides activities for adolescents outside of the school day that are safe and keeps them from making poor decisions.

Part of the group's mission is to offer outreach services to the community. About a dozen MASC students representing MHS, Fremont Middle School, Carl Sandburg Middle School, and West Oak Middle School served dinner to the veterans and their families who attended the recent event.

"This is a great way for our students to learn more about the military and to honor this country's veterans," said Associate Principal Krista Winkelman, who sponsors the event for Fremont Middle School.

"MASC students chose to serve veterans as a way to show their appreciation for their service to our country," event coordinator Rachel Messina said.

"It was a very rewarding experience to witness kids serving dinner to people generations older than them."

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