FORT LEE, Va. - Col. John E. O'Neil IV, Quartermaster School commandant, presented members of the Hopewell High School Concert Choir certificates of appreciation Dec. 18, for their support to the Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee.

The choir performed during the 2012 Holiday Gala Dec. 7, at the Lee Club and provided one of the highlights for the 400 Soldiers and civilians in attendance. The students performed holiday songs in conjunction with the 392nd Army Band's Jazz Ensemble.

"The choir's performance at both at the Holiday Gala and high school presentation were nothing short of outstanding," said Marshall J. Jones, Quartermaster School deputy commandant. "These students are to be commended and are very deserving of the recognition they received."

As the planners for the gala, Quartermaster School leadership requested the choir's support through Dr. John Fahey, Hopewell Schools System superintendent, as part of an ongoing outreach initiative.

The Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee remain active in supporting its neighbors through the Community Connect Program. The program enables military members and the community to work together on outreach projects to maintain a strong and positive partnership.