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Class of the Week 5/22: P.J. Jacobs Junior High, Stevens Point

by Natalie Sparacio & Jeannie Prescott

STEVENS POINT (WAOW)-- This week's Class of the Week winner's are the 7th graders at P.J. Jacobs Junior High in Stevens Point.

A parent from the school informed the faculty the Ramada was sending care packages for soldiers deployed overseas.

But, they were lacking hand written letters.

That's when students at P.J. Jacobs decided to step up,  they wrote 200 hand written letters, and informed soldiers about P.J. Jacobs Week.

This year the school celebrated its 140th birthday.

Along with the letters, the care packages included everything from food and games... to books and toiletries.

The faculty says they are extremely proud of the students for thinking outside of the classroom, and making a difference in the community and with the men and women who fight for our freedom.

We had an opportunity to visit the students and talk to them about the difference they're making, by taking the time to write those who often feel removed from life back at home.

Handwritten letters are often considered a dying tradition, and these students show what a difference they make make.. in the lives of others.

If you would like your school to be on Wake Up Wisconsin be sure to email us at news@waow.com with all your nominations.

Every Friday at 6:30 on Wakeup, we recognize a different school for their accomplishments.

Online Reporters: Natalie Sparacio & Jeannie Prescott

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