Several of our Gattis classes wrote letters of encouragement to Soldiers deployed in the Middle East. This was great writing exercise and a way for them to give back to those who serve. On Veterans Day, one of the Soldiers they wrote to surprised them by flying in and speaking to the whole school and then individual classes. Fourth students were so excited they continued to write other soldiers and had a chance to then Skype with one as seen here in the image below. Although technology wasn't used in the writing itself, it was key in the communication with the soldiers and getting information that the classes needed for this worthwhile project.