Following the devastating events that transpired at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, schools around the nation were asked to create paper snowflakes to brighten the halls of the new school location that Sandy Hook students would be attending when classes resumed in January.
After learning about this initiative, Rocky Point Middle School eighth-grade class president Nick Volpe began working with his class cabinet and the school’s student government to inspire the entire Rocky Point student population to take part.
With such a large response to this effort nationwide, the new Sandy Hook Elementary was unable to accept all of the creations crafted and sent in by students. In turn as a symbol of solidarity and support, participating schools were asked to display their snowflakes on the walls of their buildings and send photos of their displays to the Connecticut school.
Rocky Point students created more than 750 snowflakes for the cause and exhibited them proudly on the walls, doors and display cases in the main lobby.