School are making their mark in the local community by supporting military members and their families. That support took the form of two focused community service projects devised, developed and carried out by SkillsUSA American Spirit team members Jolene Lee, Andrew Cheung and Luyang Zhang. The first project saw the trio collecting shoes from South Pasadena schools for a shoe drive to support the American Soldier Network. The donated shoes were either given to children overseas or used to make new shoes for military soldiers and their families. The second project focused on patrio- tism and citizenship, as the students hosted a card drive where students crafted hand-written holiday cards to send to active military members. The team hopes that the service projects will motivate students and community members to become more involved with giving back and caring for those around them.