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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (9/13/13) – West Broadway Elementary School students take to heart the slogan, “Once a Bobcat, Always a Bob-cat.”

When teacher Marcy Hancock told 4th-grade students about U.S. Army PFC Taylor Shelton, a former WBES student who was just stationed in Egypt, they got busy collecting items from her wish list.
 
“Mr. Gant had a large, large box,” Hancock said of the principal. “It was the school’s mission to fill it.”

The fourth-graders stuffed the box so full that the sides came apart.

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Hancock saw a Facebook post by Shelton’s sister, Kaylie Adcock, telling about her arrival in Egypt and sharing the wish list. She saw the post the same day the Travis Manion Foundation made a presentation on Character Matters at WBES. The project seemed to match perfectly with the Foundation’s message, Hancock said.
 
Taylor’s mother, Shelly Shelton, and Adcock visited with the students on Thursday, Sept. 12.
 
“I’m very proud of you guys, because we always step up to the plate when we give,” Gant said. “The reason why it’s touching (Taylor’s mom) right now is because she can look around this room and see lots of Taylors.”
 
Shelly Shelton, visibly moved, nodded her agreement.
 
“She’s going to love, just the little things,” Shelton said.
 
The school will be sending eight care packages.

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