4th graders prepare holiday cookies for cops, firefighters
Wednesday, November 26th 2014, 6:39 PM ChST
Guam - A group of students from B.P. Carbullido Elementary School making a sweet special delivery to some of Guam's finest.
4th grade teacher Sarah Lake came across "Cookies for Courage" online and thought it would be a great opportunity for students. She recalled, "There's more than just the school environment, there is our community that we are all involved in. And we wanted to be able to bridge the gap as far as service."
This is the third year that lake along with members of the 4th Grade Student Council have participated in dropping off cookies to police officers and firefighters. "Originally it was from 9/11, when the schools wanted to commemorate and honor first responders in their community, I said that would be a great thing here, as a way to say thank you for what they do for us," Lake explained.
Recently Lake along with a handful of students and parents paid a surprise visit to the Guam Police Department's Hagatna Precinct and made a sweet delivery of lemon, oatmeal raisin and sugar cookies along with some handmade cards from the kids. Vice president Linda Sophia Camacho told KUAM News, "It was worth it. We did a lot of work for it." And secretary Kendrick Diego said, "They were really surprised, and they liked it. It was important because they are helping our citizens of Guam."
Overall, Lake says the police officers were grateful, saying, "They really appreciate it-that we took our time afterschool to bake all these cookies. Kids took their time and parents are also involved in transporting to the precinct. They are really blessed."
The Home of the Ko'kos is thankful for all that the first responders and law enforcement do for the island. STUCO president Starlet Luzama said, "We want to thank them, to keep our island safe." And Zoey Indalecio said, "We're really thankful...we just want to thank them for the things they do for us."