WHAT’S HOT: Kids surprise custodian from Ukraine with drawings of hope

Some elementary students near Atlanta surprised their beloved custodian who is from Ukraine.

News 12 Staff

Mar 28, 2022, 11:05 AM

Updated 845 days ago

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Some elementary students near Atlanta surprised their beloved custodian who is from Ukraine.
Lana Gashenko, a U.S. citizen, has worked at Oak Hill Elementary for 21 years, but she has dozens of family members in Ukraine.
So, in a show of support, students drew sunflowers for her - which are a symbol of hope in Ukraine.
They also put up a blue and yellow Ukrainian flag with the message “We love you Mrs. Lana."
She said when she saw what the children had done for her she started crying.
In another area of the school, there was a large sign with a rainbow that included the names of Gazhenko’s family members in Ukraine.


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