Fifth Graders Learn About First Responders On Patriots Day

In recognition of Patriots’ Day, fifth grade teacher Johna Bequette’s students learned about the sacrifices made by first responders on 9/11. They decided that they wanted to do something to recognize the service of our local heroes. One student, Lexie Rayoum, drafted a letter that the class sent home to parents to collect donations of money or treats.

The students raised enough for four baskets, which they delivered to the Ste. Genevieve Police Department, the Ste. Genevieve Sheriff’s Office, the Ste. Genevieve County Ambulance District and the Bloomsdale Fire Department.