715th MI lauded for school supplies support

| August 19, 2016 | 0 Comments
Members of the 715th MI - (back, left to right) Capt. Ben Huzzey, Sgt. Marva Tanksley and Staff Sgt. Daryl Niles Ð join DKI 5th graders (left to right) Carlos Ortiz and Thalia Castillo as they display examples of the school supplies donated through the coordinated efforts of the unit.

Members of the 715th MI – (back, left to right) Capt. Ben Huzzey, Sgt. Marva Tanksley and Staff Sgt. Daryl Niles join DKI 5th graders (left to right) Carlos Ortiz and Thalia Castillo as they display examples of the school supplies donated through the coordinated efforts of the unit.

Jan Iwase
Daniel K. Inouye Elementary School
SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — Daniel K. Inouye Elementary School recently received a huge box of donated school supplies, thanks to the generous support from Soldiers at Alpha Company, 715th Military Intelligence Battalion, 500th MI Brigade.

The donation drive began during the summer when Sgt. Marva Tanksley came to the school office to request a school supplies wish list. She was already beginning her coordinating effort to support the schools in our area with a donation drive.

On Thursday, Aug. 11, Capt. Ben Huzzey, Staff Sgt. Daryl Niles and Tanksley delivered a huge box, filled with supplies for our students.

“We appreciate the generosity of these Soldiers,” said Vice Principal Yuuko Arikawa. “We know that buying new supplies at the beginning of the school year can be challenging for families. It’s wonderful to see such support from our community.”

Changing needs
When families are temporarily living at the Schofield Inn, they register at Daniel K. Inouye Elementary School until they receive permanent housing. Because of changing residential circumstances, the school has a high rate of transience, and students do not always have school supplies, since they do not know how long they will be enrolled at the school. As a result, teachers keep extra supplies in their classrooms, so all students can have what they need to be successful in school.

With the help of these donations, supplies will be distributed to the classrooms for our students to use.

Mahalo, Alpha Company, 715th MI Battalion, for supporting Daniel K. Inouye Elementary School!
(Editor’s note: Iwase is the principal at DKI Elementary School.)  

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