Greenwich Girls Write Letters Of Support To Newtown

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Greenwich middle school students Julia Hryckwian, left, 11, and Molly Spaeth, 12, write a letter of support to Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. Photo Credit: Eric Gendron
Greenwich middle school students write letters of support to Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. Photo Credit: Eric Gendron
More than 20 girls come to write letters to Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown on Monday evening. Photo Credit: Eric Gendron

GREENWICH, Conn. – When Greenwich middle school students Molly Spaeth and Julia Hryckwian heard about the Newtown school mass shooting, they reacted the same way so many others have in the past few days: with shock, grief and a desire to help.

Spaeth, a seventh-grader at Central Middle School, and Hryckwian, a seventh-grader at Western Middle School, saw the address of Sandy Hook Elementary School on the Internet and were inspired to write letters of support to the students, teachers and staff there.

The more the two discussed the idea, the more they realized they didn’t have to be the only ones to write to the school. So just three days after the Newtown tragedy, more than 20 girls from three Greenwich middle schools went to Molly’s house to write those letters of support.

“We said, ‘Wait, we could have more people and that would mean more letters,’” Spaeth said. “And the more people, the more they know that everyone cares about them.”

Spaeth said she hopes even more people will take up the cause to write letters of support to Newtown.

“Anyone who wants to write a letter, go ahead and I’ll even mail it for them,” Spaeth said. “It makes me feel good to know that people really care. Then they’ll know that everyone really wants to help them.”

To send your own letter of support to Sandy Hook Elementary School, click here for more information.

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