Never forget

StuCo gives baked goods to local firefighters, police


Photo by Savannah Pritchard

Story by Anna Graves, co-news editor

Sept. 11, 2001, is a day that America will never forget. The scenes of the burning and falling Twin Towers will forever be imprinted in the citizens’ minds. But often, the firefighters, policemen and other forms of public services are forgotten.

Every year on Sept. 11, Student Council makes an effort to let these officers know that they are still remembered and appreciated. StuCo gets together baked goods, and the Leadership classes organize and distribute them to the different fire and police stations around town.

“We have done a project ever since Sept. 11, 2001,” StuCo sponsor Susan Waldrep said. “So we started in ’02, and we’ve done different projects, but we’ve always done something.”

Giving baked goods to all of the stations around town is not only a great thing for the community public service workers, but it is also a great way for students to get involved.

“It’s through Student Council because we ask for kids to give money or do work on projects to help with this,” Waldrep said. “It’s something that everyone in the school should be able to say, ‘Oh, I contributed to this.’”

StuCo makes it their duty to recognize our community’s working force. In different ways, StuCo tries to give thanks to them at least once a year.

“We did a breakfast, and over the years it has evolved,” Waldrep said. “Whoever is in charge of pride and patriotism for Student Council gets to make that final call. Some years they do goodie baskets. Some years they do cupcakes. It just depends on what the pride and patriotism committee wants.”