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)

Anya Pinto, a sophomore at American Heritage School, is entering her first year as a writer for the Patriot Post. Music has always been closest to Anya’s heart. She loves to sing and play the piano, the ukulele and the guitar. Besides Newspaper and academics, Anya created the Current Events Club at Heritage and is involved in several other activities such as Speech & Debate, Mock Trial, Model UN, Student Government and swimming. She enjoys volunteering with organizations such as Best Buddies and Big Brothers Big Sisters. Two years ago, Anya moved to Florida from India. She is passionate about feminism, anti-racism, climate change and battling cultural stigmas. Anya looks forward to being part of iPatriotPost.

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