Student-led organization shows support to military families in Burkburnett ISD

Student-led organization shows support to military families in Burkburnett ISD

BURKBURNETT, TX (TNN) - Moving schools can be difficult for students with parents in the military.

“It’s tough at times because you’ve got to leave your friends and you’ve got to leave places that you know, schools, and teachers,” said Emma Driggers, a student at Burkburnett High School.

With Sheppard Air Force Base nearby, Burkburnett ISD introduced a student-led organization called Student 2 Student in 2015 to make these transitions easier.

"This program touches home with me because my husband served in the military," said Nicketta Osborn, a sponsor for S2S. "We moved from Texas to California and our five children didn't have this program at the time and it was very difficult for them to feel like they belong to the school."

With April being Military Child month, in numerous ways, the group has shown their support to military families. One example, on Wednesday military families were invited for breakfast at Burkburnett High School.

"We wanted to honor them and let them know that we are so thankful not only for their service but that they chose Burkburnett High School as their school," said Osborn.

“It’s nice seeing faces that you see around the hallways and then learning that you guys share something in common,” said Driggers. “That you are both military kids and you’re both somewhat new.”

While moving can be a hard season these students say it can also be very rewarding.

“It opens up new opportunities. You meet new friends, you get to see a lot of new things and make new experiences,” said Ashtyn Belanger, a student at Burkburnett High School. “I really wouldn’t trade it for anything else. I see a lot of great things coming out of it.”

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