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June Earl, a USO volunteer and a Blue Star Mom, places address labels on boxes that will be shipped to local U.S. troops overseas at the USO of Northern Ohio warehouse Thursday in Jackson Township. The boxes contain Christmas care packages including candy, hats, scarves and small decorated Christmas trees. (Karen Schiely/Akron Beacon Journal)
Sandy Howell, a volunteer with the AT&T Telecom Pioneers, decorates Christmas trees at the USO of Northern Ohio warehouse Thursday, in Jackson Township. The trees, donated by Pat Catan's, will be included in holiday care packages sent to local U.S. troops serving overseas. (Karen Schiely/Akron Beacon Journal)
The All-American Soap Box Derby is bringing the thrill of the hill to the classroom with a STEM curriculum it has developed and is selling to schools. The goal is to help steer more students toward careers in science, technology, engineering and math.