Kari Holmes and other members of the Ballard High School student council presented Brett McLain, Story County Commission of Veterans Affairs, a check for $700. Holmes, Renee Houlette, Summer McVicker, Emma Clinton, Anna Zielke, Erin Rochleau and Sarah Kamp all helped with a STEM carnival that raised money to help veterans.

Part of the proceeds from the STEM carnival were used to send care packages to active service men and women, and the remainder was given to Story County Veterans Affairs to assist local veterans. The entire project was planned by Madison Vincent, Maddy Connell and Sara Wilken, who were unable to be present for the photo. Contributed photo