School begins military service information project

Students and staff at Poquessing Middle School in Feasterville have start­ed a mul­ti­me­dia project that aims to edu­cate stu­dents and the com­mu­ni­ty about the oppor­tu­ni­ties and real­i­ties of serv­ing in the U.S. mil­i­tary. As part of this project, U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy vis­it­ed Poquessing Middle School on May 20 for an inter­view about his exten­sive mil­i­tary ser­vice. He spoke with a stu­dent inter­view­er about his time serv­ing in the U.S. Army in Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as his expe­ri­ence as an instruc­tor at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

Students and staff are putting togeth­er a web­site with video sto­ries about Neshaminy alum­ni and com­mu­ni­ty mem­bers who have served, which will be gath­ered into an inter­ac­tive resource where stu­dents and the com­mu­ni­ty can learn about mil­i­tary ser­vice. The site will be con­nect­ed with a mur­al that will be paint­ed out­side the school start­ing in the fall; QR codes on the mur­al will link to indi­vid­ual pages on the website.