SGA organizes teacher appreciation breakfast

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To honor the sacrifices our teachers make for us every day, the Student Government Association (SGA) organized the Teacher Appreciation Breakfast Tuesday, May 3.

SGA officers created posters with positive messages to display in teachers’ lounges and set up posters and tablecloths after school Monday, May 2. 

“I have been in SGA for two years now, and this year I have the role of Treasurer. I helped recruit volunteers [and] budgeted the event with our advisor, Ms. Carbone, and helped with the decoration prior to the event,” sophomore Shania Mahmood said.

Fifteen volunteers arrived 6:30 a.m. Tuesday. With profits from events such as Homecoming, SGA bought 15 dozen bagels, 15 hot coffee containers and 10 iced coffee bottles from Einstein Bagels and 10 boxes of munchkin donuts from Dunkin’ Donuts along with candy and flowers. SGA co-advisor Ms. Elizabeth Carbone worked with vendors so they could deliver food before the school day began.

“Teamwork makes the dream work, because no matter how prepared you are, things not in your control will go wrong. Despite that, SGA was able to provide breakfast to seven lounges on this expansive campus using only one golf cart and lots of foot work from our volunteers,” Ms. Carbone said.

Volunteers were split up into three five-person groups, each tackling two buildings. They put the donuts, candy and utensils into separate bags for each building; then, they unloaded the delivery car from Einstein Bagels. Mr. Juan Laureano, SGA co-advisor, helped by driving supplies around campus to make the set-up simpler.

Teachers began to arrive in the lounges, pleasantly surprised by the breakfast.

“The best thing about the teacher appreciation breakfast was that our students prepared it for us,” chemistry teacher Ms. Julia Couper said.

The Teacher Appreciation Breakfast is the product of weeks of planning in hopes of creating something special for teacher appreciation week.

“Teachers put in so much effort and make so many sacrifices for us. SGA worked hard to put together this breakfast to show our teachers how much we appreciate them,” junior Jordan Folks said.

SGA volunteers set up food in the Blackbox Theater in the 3000 building for the Fine Arts department teachers to enjoy. (Photo/Shania Mahmood)

Now a junior at American Heritage, Anya returns as co-Assistant Editor-in-Chief of the Patriot Post. With her passion for journalism, she is Co-Vice President of the Quill and Scroll Honor Society and President of the Current Events Club. As a Youth Ambassador for Bullets4Life, Anya advocates for gun control. She leads the student body as Co-President of SGA and competes nationally in Speech & Debate, Model UN, FBLA and Mock Trial. To relax, Anya hangs out with friends, swims, goes on walks and binge watches Netflix. She loves the beach, karaoke, good food and her lazy little dog Simba more than anything.