U.S. Navy sailors aboard the vessel USS O’Kane visited the SDA School last Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, to answer any question the students had about what happens aboard the vessel.
While on port on Saipan, four U.S. Navy sailors took time out of their liberty leave and shared with SDA School’s students information about the types of work they do on the ship. From an information systems technician to one of the cooks on board, some students couldn’t run out of questions to ask about these sailors.
The four split into two separate groups in order to cover more classrooms and to spend more time with the students aside from the morning pop-up assembly that happened Thursday morning.
The sailors made their way around to each elementary and middle school class with enough time to spare, so they also popped in to a Child Development Center pre-Kindergarten class and play with them for a little bit.
The students they visited ranged from the age of 3 to 14.
After saying their final goodbye to SDA School principal Randy Yates and the campus, they proceeded to walk to their vehicle, but before the got in, they turned over their shoulder to see students at play. Instead of leaving at the time they had intended to, the sailors chose to stay another half-hour to play with the students on the playground.
SDA School students and staff are thankful that these sailors took time out of their liberty leave to spend time with the students and share their experience on the USS O’Kane, with hopes to see them back on Saipan someday soon. (PR)