Second-grade students from Saint Jude School recently took several trips across the country without even leaving their classroom. Each student sent a “Flat Stanley” puppet to a loved one in another area of the United States accompanied by a letter asking the relative to take Stanley and explore their local area. The project stemmed from reading the popular chapter book series, Flat Stanley, written by Jeff Brown, about a young boy who was flattened during the night and is now only an inch thick allowing him to get into many misadventures. This year Stanley traveled to such places as Philadelphia, Michigan, Virginia and New York City. Shown with their returned projects are, first row: Rhea Mascarenhas and Tyler Tressler. Second row: Jessica Powis, Raymond Mazur, Gavin Serock and DeAnna Alston.