Middle School Students In Kentucky Correspond With Soldier In Afghanistan Via Blog.
The New York Times /AP (6/1, A16) reports that "Aaron Connor, a Ballard Memorial High School graduate now serving near Ghazni City, Afghanistan, with the Illinois National Guard," answers questions from "sixth-grade social studies students at Ballard County Middle School" via his blog.
Kentucky's Courier Journal (5/30, Kinsey) added that "middle school teacher Ashley Bodell, who graduated with Connor in 2001, arranged the correspondence between him and Cathey Seaton's social studies classes." Seaton had first planned to have her students write letters by hand, but finally settled on the internet correspondence. "Student Logan Pickett helped design the blog. He included a photo of [an] ice storm" that hit the area "in January and a local weather map."