BY ARIELA COHN
National Guidance Counselor week took place on Feb. 3-7. Its purpose is to celebrate guidance counselors and the work that they do for their schools. Head guidance counselor Marlene Sanders provided breakfast, SGA set up banners, and the administrative staff brought lunch to the guidance counselors to show how much they appreciate them.
“National Guidance Counselor week focuses the public’s attention on the unique contribution that guidance does for the school,” Ms. Sanders said.
She brought all of the guidance counselors breakfast one morning to celebrate because she said they all love food.
“I really feel lucky to be at this school because of all the wonderful students that I love helping,” Ms. Sanders said. “Guidance counselor week really made me feel valued by all of the delightful students and staff.”
Guidance secretary Conchita Rodriguez said Ms. Sanders organized all of the gifts that were given to the guidance counselors.The office staff brought the counselors Italian food from DelVecchio’s in Town Center for lunch one day.
Guidance counselor Melissa Boroom said she looks forward to this week all year.
“I love being honored, and we appreciate being appreciated,” Ms. Boroom said.
Guidance counselor Sheryll Wilson said she did not expect anything, but it was nice that the administrative staff remembered this week by doing a lunch and putting up banners around school.
“I really enjoy being acknowledged and I feel really good about it,” Ms. Wilson said.
SGA member Ashley Callahan said the organization wanted to make something special to show how much the students support what the counselors do for the school.
“SGA made huge, beautiful banners and put them up around school to show how grateful and lucky the school is to have such outstanding guidance counselors,” said Callahan, a sophomore.
Callahan said she wanted to make this week perfect because of all of the hard work that guidance puts into a student’s everyday life.