Brenda Clem waits for husband Ricky to iron down the pleats on a mask so that she can topstitch it. The Clems have made hundreds of masks, asking only for a donation of $5 or more for Relay For Life. 

Serving others is a way of life for Brenda and Ricky Clem, so it’s no surprise that they sprang into action making masks during the stay home order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

Ricky Clem retired as band director at Ross S. Sterling High School in 2016 after 32 years of teaching and began serving on the Goose Creek CISD board of trustees the next year. Brenda Clem retired in 2010 after 35 years as a teacher and three as a reading specialist, but she worked at the Sterling Band Hall and has been tutoring reluctant readers at Travis Elementary for nine years. Since they married nearly 24 years ago, they have had many opportunities to help others, both in and out of schools.

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