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A group of Montgomery students learning about world geography have made a special connection from their study of the Middle East – and have been rewarded with a sense of patriotic pride and sweet treats.

Montgomery Middle School students in Chris Corson’s social studies class are participating in a communitywide effort to send personal notes of encouragement and support – along with cookies – to U.S. military personnel serving in war zones overseas.

“Studying faraway places and cultures is more engaging for the students when they have a personal connection,” said Corson, who teaches sixth-grade students participating in the project at MMS. “It goes beyond instructional, providing a greater learning experience about the world.”

To date, Grammy’s Cookie Convoy project has shipped more than 105,000 cookies to active-duty military personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan. The program, started in 2005 by Bentwater resident Marlene Summers, operates solely by donations and volunteer support.