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State Tech students raise funds for Honor Flight

The sale of muffins, cookies, brownies and many more baked goods sold by the STC Veteran’s Club resulted in enough money to transport a mid-Missouri veteran to Washington D.C. to visit the memorial dedicated to honor their sacrifices.

The STC Veteran’s Club, a chapter of the Student Veterans of America, raised more than $600.00 for Central Missouri Honor Flight, an organization that flies aging World War II veterans to see their war’s memorial in Washington D. C.   According to veteran and club sponsor Cheryl Probst, the sale of the baked goods brought in $302.07, a donated afghan bought in $40.00 and the additional $300.00 came from an anonymous donor the day of the bake sale.

“Thanks to the generosity of the anonymous donor, we have enough money to pay for either two veterans or a veteran and an escort,” said Probst. 

A check was presented to the Central Missouri Honor Flight during the welcome home party for Honor Flight #11 in Columbia, Missouri.  

Probst and co-worker Frances Boswell accompanied State Tech student Anna Conroy, STC Student Veterans of America club president, and her husband Mike Conroy, also an STC student, to Columbia, Missouri for the presentation of the check at the welcome home party for Honor Flight #11.    Like Probst, Boswell and the Conroy couple are all veterans.

Central Missouri Honor Flight has two remaining flights scheduled for this year.   It costs approximately $300 per veteran to make the trip to Washington D.C.   The STC Veteran’s Club will continue to raise funds for the Honor Flights as long as the program exists. 

With more than 35 programs, State Technical College of Missouri is Missouri’s only public two-year technical college with a statewide mission.   STC has campuses in Linn, Mexico and Jefferson City.  STC prepares students for profitable employment and a life of learning.   

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