Coast Guard students raise money for Gloucester Va., middle school

Seaman Justin Barbour and Fireman Jeffree Johnson, students enrolled in Machinery Technician classes at Coast Guard Training Center Yorkton, present a check for $1,064 to Principal Daniel and Assistant Principal Byrd-Wright of Page Middle School, June 7, 2011, at Peaseley Middle School here. The students aided in the cleanup after a tornado destroyed much of Gloucester, held a car wash and participated in a flag football tournament to raise money for Page Middle School and its athletic department. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Devon Truelove.

Post written by Seaman Jourdin Pitts.

Students from the Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown Va., Machinery Technician course raised $1,064 for Page Middle School in Gloucester after it was destroyed by a tornado in April.

After aiding in the cleanup of Gloucester, students from TraCen Yorktown felt they could do more to help the community and school. Seaman Justin Barbour came up with the idea to hold a car wash to benefit Page Middle School. The Coast Guard students’ Memorial Day weekend was spent in Newport News washing cars to raise money for the middle school.

The students also participated in a flag football tournament which raised money for the middle school’s athletic department.

Barbour and Fireman Jeffree Johnson were able to present a check of $1,064 to the principal and assistant principal of Page Middle School in Peasley Middle School on June 7.

“Mr. Daniel and I are very pleased and excited to receive the raised money from the classes,” said assistant principal Angela N. Byrd-Wright. “It will be going toward staff and students of Page Middle School for supplies and teacher resources. We appreciate the Coast Guard students taking the time out of their school and work to be considerate of our staff and students.”

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