Thompson High School students send socks to Marines

Published 12:00 am Monday, May 5, 2008


Students from Thompson High School recently held a campaign to collect socks to send to U.S. Marines fighting in Iraq.

In just over a week, the students collected more than 1,000 pairs of socks during the “Sock It To ‘Em” campaign.

“A friend of mine has a stepson who was deployed to Iraq in February. In talking to him and finding out how he was, he mentioned to her how muddy it is where they are,” said THS teacher Ronna Sanford. “She asked what he needed and all he really asked for were socks. He wanted white tube socks that would help keep the mud out of his boots.”

Sanford said she discussed the idea with her students, who decided to put together the sock drive. The socks will be shipped to the Marines this week.

“All of the credit for this goes to Ronna Sanford for taking the initiative and helping to put this campaign together with her students,” said THS Principal Robin Thomas. “We are a school that stresses community service, and I am very proud of what these kids were able to accomplish in such a short time to benefit these soldiers.