By Sierra Vista Middle School
Guest speaker Lynn Matthews brought stories of her travels to Afghanistan and Iraq to the students at Sierra Vista Middle School in La Puente on Wednesday.
Many of the students are part of TLC, the school’s Letter Club. Students recently wrote letters and sent artistic drawings to students in schools in Jalalabad.
They received letters and pictures in return, which were drawn by their counterparts in the middle eastern countries. The club will be teaming up with Matthews again to draw pictures and write letters of encouragement to Syrian refugees in camps in Northern Iran.
Matthews will send them along digitally, or perhaps she will hand deliver them on her next trip. The students had the opportunity to learn about schools in these war-torn regions and ask questions about traveling in an area where terrorism has a daily impact on the lives of children.