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February 1, 2010
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Cloverleaf Elementary raises $1,400 for Sgt. Andrew Beesley

         Students and staff members at Cloverleaf Elementary honored Sgt. Andrew Beesley by presenting a check for $1,400 in his name to the Helping a Hero organization on Friday, Jan. 29.
         The money was raised in a two-week period. Students paid 25 cents per day to wear jeans to school while staff members paid $1 per day to wear jeans.
         “It was a fun way to give back to one of our own who has given so much for all of us,” said Lee Brown, principal at Cloverleaf. “It is our honor to contribute to this project to help purchase a home for Sgt. Beesley.”
         Sgt. Andrew Beesley, a 2005 graduate of North Shore Senior High School, joined the U.S. Army after graduation and was deployed to Iraq in October 2006. The former Eagle Scout was severely injured when his convoy was attacked in Iraq in July 2007. Sgt. Beesley was serving as the gunner on the Humvee that was lifted off the ground when a Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device hit the vehicle.
         Galena Park ISD is partnering with the North Shore Rotary Club, the Galena Park/Jacinto City Rotary Club, Helping a Hero and other organizations to buy a home for Sgt. Beesley and his family.

Eddie Miller from the North Shore Rotary (left) and Bourke Meagher, representing Galena Park ISD (right),
joined Sgt. Andrew Beesley at Cloverleaf Elementary.