Sgt. Maj. Randy Martyn, an alumnus of Reynoldsburg High School, recently visited Jennifer Mox's ninth-grade students in the eSTEM Academy at RHS.

Sgt. Maj. Randy Martyn, an alumnus of Reynoldsburg High School, recently visited Jennifer Mox's ninth-grade students in the eSTEM Academy at RHS.

Martyn has served in the U.S. Army for more than 20 years, including two deployments to Afghanistan. He shared his stories, photographs and experiences in Afghanistan with students. Martyn stressed that he does what he does so that "others don't have to."

In response to Martyn's visit, the students created Operation STEM to send care packages to four units stationed in Afghanistan. They donated items such as Chapstick, Slim Jims, Febreeze candles and Jolly Ranchers. Students also included a letter expressing thanks and offering well wishes for the holiday season