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Middle school 'purples up' to show support for military kids

Worth County Middle School decided to "purple up" on Friday to recognize the children of military members. / Mary Green

Worth County Middle School decided to "purple up" on Friday to recognize the children of military members.

Some students and teachers wore special purple t-shirts in honor of Month of the Military Child.

They recognized their 15 students who have parents in the armed forces.

Each of those students also received a certificate and gift card to Dairy Queen to thank them.

Eighth grader Ta'Layshia Vicks said she's never received this kind of thanks from another school.

"It means a lot," she said. "It's like that they care because military children do go through a lot, like having their parents deployed for months at a time, so it's nice to be supported."

Worth County Middle School said they also like to take this day to recognized several veterans on their staff as well.

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