Cambell Geibel ‘21: While most of the Romeo community stays home and plays their part in stopping the spread of COVID-19, those considered as essential workers continue to bravely serve on the front lines of hospitals, grocery stores, and emergencies, risking infection themselves.
Not going unnoticed, these workers’ sacrifices continue to receive an outpour of support on social media and through gestures like people putting up appreciative yard signs. Romeo High School’s NHS and Serve students join in to thank essential workers in a variety of different ways.
Some students showed their love by sending cards to the health care professionals at Ascension St. John Hospital.
“I was really surprised but one of the workers who got the card actually posted it on facebook and thanked me even though they didn’t know who sent it and it made me so happy knowing I made someone’s day just a little bit better by letter,” Addison Heimbuch ‘21 said.
Others found joy in tying white bow ribbons around trees in their neighborhood to acknowledge and thank health and essential workers.
“My family and I put a white bow in my yard because my mom is a nurse and this whole thing is hitting a little close to home,” Milan Krstevski ‘21 said. “We wanted to do something to show her and all other workers how much we appreciate them.”
Focusing on the positive and recognizing the amazing people working around the clock to stop COVID-19 and return life to normal helps to give hope in even the darkest of times. The Romeo community recognizes and thanks those essential workers in our community and around the world for all that they do.