Everyday Heroes Celebrated at Sierra Bonita with Senator Henderson
“Lightning speed, x-ray vision, and red capes are most commonly associated with the world of superheroes. However, students at Sierra Bonita elementary learned that heroes are more than humans with super powers. Heroes are ordinary people doing extraordinary things. On Friday, November 7, at a school-wide assembly, the student body was privileged to hear music, essays, and stories about everyday heroes from local heroes.
One of those local every day heroes and keynote speaker at the assembly, Senator Deidre Henderson, shared a story about her own hero. Alec, a neighbor of Senator Henderson’s was only eight years old when he had the courage to become friends with a girl whom everyone teased. Henderson explained that courage is being brave enough to do something good even if you are scared to do it. She challenged students at Sierra Bonita to “find the courage to be heroes.”
Sierra Bonita’s additional guest heroes included Gracie Crowther, Spanish Fork Little Miss first attendant, who introduced her hero, her sister Halee Crowther, Spanish Fork Junior Miss. The final everyday hero and Sierra Bonita elementary school principal Mr. Mike Larsen shared “Heroes at Home.” Mr. Larsen told stories of his personal heroes, his mother and father.
Also featured at the assembly were caricature portraits, drawn by Pleasant Grove student Jared Slye, of some of the schools everyday heroes Mr. Andy Wiley, Mrs. Dana Beckert, Miss Laurie Jones, Mrs. Jone Dixon, Mr. Myles Peterson, Mr. Shane Fawson, Mrs. Janna Slye, Mrs. Liz Worthen as well as Mr. Mike Larsen and Senator Deidre Henderson.”
These students sang a beautiful song for all to enjoy. Important heroes in our lives may be our parents, teachers, friends, and associates.