|Mrs. Davis left, Mrs. Webb right|
Bob Boyte wanted to congratulate
Lanier High School in their achievements for donating so generously to helpful
organizations. This is the story:
When we parked in the parking lot,
we had just resolved a conversation about different ways to do good things in
the community. Tony LaRosa (pictured below) expressed his feelings about donations
and community service. “Yea, you know, I wish we could see more of it. These
kids did a good thing,” Tony LaRosa said as he got out of the vehicle.
As I started to get the pizzas,
Sales Manager Garrick Holman nodded in agreement, “It makes you feel good. I’m
just glad there was a way for us to thank them.” We headed into Lanier High
School located on Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., in Jackson. Once through the doors,
we went eagerly towards the classroom where we could meet those who sacrificed
willingly to help others in need. That’s when we ran into Mrs. Webb.
Mrs. Webb teaches accelerated
English II classes and welcomed us with open arms. She thanked us for coming
down. Then, once she knew we were comfortable, went to find the woman who
organized it all. A few minutes later, in walked Mrs. Davis. Mrs. Davis teaches
Intro to Biology, Human Anatomy, and Physiology.
|Mrs. Davis listening to General Manager|
Tony LaRosa speak.
“It all started,” she said with a
refreshing smile, “when we had the idea to donate canned dog food. We called
it, ‘Dawgs helping Dogs,’ since that’s our school’s mascot. We donated to CARA,
the only non-kill shelter around.” (http://carams.org/)
We, at Bob Boyte, had no idea that Lanier students did that as well! She continued
to tell us about their current donation. Since, ‘Dawgs helping Dogs,’ was such
a hit, Mrs. Davis and Mrs. Webb teamed up to start a new, aptly named project, ‘Children
Their students would donate their loose
change, then collect from the other students, then they had to count it all,
and roll all the coins: the students did this all themselves, they were
responsible. Mrs. Davis was extremely proud of her students, “they were serious
about this. It’s funny; the two classes started really competing with each
other. They wouldn’t tell how much they made some days, so the other class
wouldn’t have an idea how much they made and work all that much harder.” All
the competition and good fun really paid off. After all was said and done, they
donated over $1600 dollars to Blair
E. Batson Hospital for Children and Ronald McDonald House!
“Blair E. Batson said that Lanier
High School’s donation was the largest contribution out of all the JPS schools!”
Mrs. Davis said proudly. It was overwhelmingly evident how happy she was and it
really rubbed off on everyone else.
|General Manager Tony LaRosa left|
Sales Manager Garrick Holman Right
Tony LaRosa gave a speech on
behalf of Bob Boyte. He thanked the children, and informed them of the pizzas
we got for them earlier. Then Garrick Holman gave them positive words to
continue with their education and keep being leaders.
From all of us here at Bob Boyte
Honda, we thank you all at Lanier High School! Keep up the great work. Amazing
job guys, amazing!
|The students celebrating their success.|