Highland fifth graders host PTO appreciation party

The Highland fifth grade class surprised members of the Highland PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) with a cookie party Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 23, 2012, in the school cafeteria. Fifth grade student Jigar Patel came up with the idea for students to show their appreciation to the PTO for all they do for them. With some guidance from the principal, he and his classmates organized the party where all of the elementary students were invited. Jigar read a speech expressing his appreciation while other fifth grade students gave reasons why they were thankful for the PTO. Other elementary students presented cards to PTO members. Shown left to right are Zoe Cornett, Grayson Chapman, Sam Spaulding, Jigar Patel, Dominique Gonzales and Dustin Gray.