St. Mary’s National Junior Honor Society thanked Rockledge police officers for keeping the community safe by delivering dinner to the police station, earlier this week. The middle school honor society used its own money to purchase dinner for the officers. The students also baked desserts and served the meal. With all the attacks on police officers, the children wanted to say thank you. “They are protecting us and risking their lives for us,” said seventh-grader Nico Rodriguez. “It’s the least we can do.” For some members of the society, the dinner was very personal. “My uncle’s a cop and they risk their lives to protect us,” said eighth-grader Victoria Turner. “We need to respect what they do.” The NJHS students aren’t the only ones who appreciate law enforcement. Dozens of other students at St. Mary’s wrote thank you cards or created artwork expressing their feelings, which NJHS members delivered to the police station along with dinner on Wednesday, Aug.17. Way to go St. Mary’s NJHS. Special thanks to the the society’s adviser, Nancy Potchka and all the parents who helped make it happen.
Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey recognized one of St. Mary’s fifth-graders for starting a national movement. Samantha has been showing her appreciation for law enforcement one cupcake at a time since early July. She delivered homemade cupcakes to deputies and other law enforcement personnel and took to Facebook to challenge others to do the same as a way to give back to those who protect us. Dozens of children from across the nation have met her challenge. Officers in Polk, Orange and Seminole counties have been posting photos as they receive cupcakes. Pictures have been showing up all over social media from children in as diverse places as Arkansas to California, giving officers cupcakes. Check out Samantha’s #giveacopacupcake
So what can you expect at Cougar Call this Friday? A chance to meet a few of the school’s teachers and staff, an opportunity to sign up for clubs and other activities at the school, a chance to purchase uniforms at the Used Uniform Shop, NUT Day passes and St. Mary’s School swag and a moment to ask questions about what to expect this year. Oh and classrooms will be open so you can drop off your child’s school supplies. Don’t miss it, Friday from 3- 7 pm at the Parish Hall.