A donation made in honor of a former Boardman student will provide daily lunches for a current student at Windy River Elementary School.

Starr Caswell recently contacted Brandon Hammond, the school’s principal, because she wanted to make a donation on behalf of her friend, Pamela Kuhn. While growing up in the area, Kuhn attended Boardman schools. Now living in Greenwich, Connecticut, she’s a well-known opera singer, radio talk show host and music director/conductor.

“To give this gift in Pam’s name is an honor and privilege,” Caswell said in a letter to the school. “Through all her accomplishments, Pam has never forgotten her roots and often speaks of her beloved hometown, Boardman!”

The donation, which was approximately $300, will be used to pay for lunch for a student for the entire school year. Hammond said the gift truly represents the spirit of the holiday season. In addition, he expressed gratitude for how the donation will impact a family in need.

“Boardman is a special place to raise a family, and to see the lasting effect that the area has had on Pamela (Kuhn) is a testament to this town,” Hammond added.

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