Travelers Rest HS Spirit Week raises more than $30K for area veterans

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TRAVELERS REST, S.C. – As another Travelers Rest High School Spirit Week came to a close Thursday afternoon, it was announced that students raised more than $30K for Honor Flight Upstate, a nonprofit program that sends aging veterans to Washington to visit monuments built in their honor.

The official announcement — that the students had raised $30,275.98 — was made at a combination pep rally/ceremony held in Joe Small Gymnasium.

This is the second year in a row that the school has donated their spirit week proceeds to Honor Flight, bringing their total donation to the group to over $60K.

Last April, a group of ninety WWII and Korean War veterans accompanied by nearly one hundred guardians, doctors, nurses, support staff, and media, were able to visit memorials in Washington with a trip made possible through last year's Travelers Rest High School Spirit Week contribution.

Photos, courtesy of Rick Veazey:

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