Letters of hope to Australia

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Australia has been devastated by the worst wildfires the country has seen in decades and students here in Biloxi are taking time to honor their first responders.

Over the past two weeks, children at Popp’s Ferry Elementary School have been learning about the fatal fires in their art class.

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Today students of all ages wrote letters and drew pictures to send to the first responders in Australia.

They also wrote letters of support for other students in the country who have been affected by the fires. Third grader Dreya Williams said, “Because they are working really hard to save the koala bears and we want them to know that we really hope they can come home and say ‘we saved all of these koala bears, yay!’”

The art teacher at Popp’s Ferry hopes to inspire young people to be more aware of world events.

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Kristen comes to News 25 from the chilly Midwest. She spent the last year and a half as an anchor and reporter in northern Michigan, but calls Columbus, Ohio her home. Kristen Graduated from Kent State University in 2017. During her time at Kent she worked at TV2 the student run news station and had the opportunity to travel the country covering the most recent presidential election. During her free time Kristen loves volunteering at local animal shelters and hanging out with her husband Avery. If you see Kristen out and about don’t be afraid to say “hello!” She loves to chat with new people and has never met a stranger.

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