Lamplighter Students Skype With Troops

Third graders Cameron Peters and Emery Stobaugh

As a kid, I remember expressing my appreciation for our servicemen and women the old fashioned way — with pen and paper. But today’s technology allows classrooms to chat in real time with troops serving overseas through Skype.

Pretty cool stuff.

Last week, third graders at the Lamplighter School video chatted with soldiers stationed in Kabul, Afghanistan. The students asked the soldiers about their favorite foods, ability to play video games, and where they slept before serenading the troops with “Deep in The Heart of Texas” and the Lamplighter school song.

“The children participated in an event that has increased their awareness, curiosity, gratitude and empathy,” said teacher Jody Stout.

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