Patriotic Eighth-Grader Serves Those Who Served


Eighth-grader Alexa Sanchez, a member of the middle school’s Builders Club, recently cooked a special Italian dinner with her family for veterans at Project9Line.

“The veterans at Project9Line truly appreciated that the Sanchez family remembered them and cared enough to prepare a meal for them,” said Project9Line music instructor Dennis O’Donnell. “Eyes widened as we set the table, and smiles abounded as they enjoyed the offering. As a father to a soldier, I thank them for showing the veterans that they care.”

“It was truly a pleasure and an honor to be able to give back a little something to those that have sacrificed so much for our great country,” said Sanchez, who will attend East Islip High School in September. “It was definitely something that everyone should do to help out those who have served.”