Brooklyn HS students visit troops, vets in D.C.

Students at an all-girls Brooklyn high school took part in their third annual trip to visit wounded soldiers and veterans last weekend. More than 40

BROOKLYN - Students at an all-girls Brooklyn high school took part in their third annual trip to visit wounded soldiers and veterans last weekend. More than 40 students from Bishop Kearney High School traveled to Washington, D.C., stopping by Fort Belivor and a retired veterans senior citizen center. The students also spent time with soldiers' families, an experience some say they will never forget. "I discussed more with an army wife this time," says student Diana Shecherbenko. "She had told us about how she was initially told her husband was dead at one point, and he was in fact alive." The students raised their own funds for travel expenses and gifts for the troops. Students say two girls who graduated from the high school last year returned just for the trip, and that they all plan on making the trip in 2012.

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