Community spirit makes Brocton ‘proud’

From left are Mike Gifford, Mason Bistrisky, Joe Gifford, Dominick Mangus, Stacie Radecki, adviser, Austic Spears, and Jeriel Sanchez-Perez; missing is Charlene Biscaro.
From left, in front row, are: Christina Marsh (NHS/MJHS Advisor), Carter Marsh, Sarah Rylowicz, Grace Lundin, Morgan Warlikowski. In back are Kristi Crandall, Aron Tinsley, Connor Utegg, Richard Lundin, Madison Sears, Colden Noody, Mykala, Rodriguez, and Damian Cook.

The Brocton BOCES Student Council chose the American Legion John W. Dill Post 434 as a community outreach program.

On May 18, students raked, prepared, and planted flowers in the form of an American flag; red and white stripes, a blue corner, and 13 white flowers in a perfect circle representing the original 13 colonies.

Then again, May 23, the Brocton Central School Honor Society arrived at the Portland Evergreen Cemetery unannounced to assist the American Legion Post 434 with the placing of flags for the Memorial Day Service honoring our fallen heroes.

The students were enthusiastic and helpful in placing more than 700 flags on service men and women’s graves.

“As a veteran, an active member of the community, and a graduate of Brocton Central School, I am so proud of our young people and of Brocton school for helping to organize community outreaches such as these,” wrote Mattie McIntyre. “On behalf of the John W. Dill American Legion Post 434, we would like to extend a big ‘Thank you,’ to all of the young people who gave freely of their own time; you are the leaders for our future!”


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