GCTC American Spirit Team Collects Items for Veterans

SHAWNEE, Okla. – Students from Gordon Cooper Technology Center’s SkillsUSA American Spirit Team held a supply drive to benefit the Oklahoma City VA Medical Center.


The group asked Gordon Cooper Technology Center programs to donate specific items of need in conjunction with GCTC’s Veterans Day assembly on Nov. 13.


GCTC students collected 197 magazines, 161 pairs of socks, 71 pairs of underwear, 49 t-shirts, 38 sewing kits, 24 packs of cookies, 24 sweatshirts, 24 pairs of sweatpants, 17 Walmart gift cards ($20 each) 12 canisters of coffee, three games and two puzzles to donate.


The team also asked partner middle and elementary schools to make “Thank You” cards for veterans. Students also passed out popcorn after GCTC's Veterans Day assembly.


The American Spirit team is composed of SkillsUSA members from Gordon Cooper Technology Center. The team must carry out three projects each year and then present those projects at the SkillsUSA State Leadership and Skills Contest. The three projects must be focused on community service, citizenship and promotion of career and technical education.


Gordon Cooper Technology Center is an accredited institution and is one of 29 Career and Technical education options within Oklahoma's globally recognized Career Tech System. GCTC serves an area in East-Central Oklahoma covering approximately three counties. To learn more about Gordon Cooper Technology Center, click here.