BATH TWP.: During the months that school is in session, each regular meeting of the Revere Board of Education begins with a student presentation/student achievement section to spotlight the students in the district. This section of the Dec. 18 meeting was bittersweet at best.
The touching Veterans Day Recognition program presented by 18 first-grade students from Hillcrest Elementary School had been scheduled weeks in advance, but coming as it did four days after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, it eerily reminded all in attendance of the previous week’s tragedy.
The students sang songs and recited poems honoring the service and commitment of veterans while most in the audience held back tears.
Also during this section of the meeting, Hillcrest students Alexandra Fenton and Brianna Botosan took seats at the administration table and presented the monthly report of Hillcrest Principal Katie Kowza. The third-grade students explained how the school uses the book “The 7 Habits of Happy Kids” to nurture leaders.
As is the custom after these presentations, each student received a Revere pen and a thank-you handshake from Superintendent Randy Boroff.