Posted: May 15, 2013 8:54 AM by Victoria Fregoso - MTN News
BILLINGS - Billings West High School students are taking steps to raise money for the Big Sky Honor Flight, with over 400 taking part in a walkathon on the school track this week.
The community and environmental classes have a goal to raise $1,000 in each of the 15 classes, and each wants to adopt a veteran and support their Big Sky Honor Flight trip.
To inspire the students, they received a visit from Yellowstone Commissioner Bill Kennedy and World War II veterans.
"It's about teaching them about what is the Big Sky Honor Flight and World War II veterans and how important they are and were," said Krista Blomquist, health instructor at Billings West High School. "So Bill Kennedy has brought out some veterans to talk to them and tell them how special the trip is."
Anyone interested in donating to the walkathon can contact Billings West High School at (406) 281-5600.