NJHS Cookie Drive Benefits Deployed Airmen

“This is just awesome, what a great way to do nice for someone in the military, and my Dad loves cookies,” stated Rocky Mountain Classical Academy seventh-grade student Sarah Pomeroy. Sarah, and an additional two-dozen members of the National Junior Honor Society, spent the day at Peterson Air Force Base packing cookies for our troops on December 8th. “I can’t believe how many cookies we wrapped to go overseas,” said fellow student Grace Myers, adding as she winked, “We didn’t even eat one.”


Rocky Mountain Classical Academy’s student body and faculty have strong military connections. Many students come from families with former service members. Nearly thirty percent of students come from active military families. As Society Co-advisor Mrs. Michelle Voth noted, “Given our demographics, it only makes sense that we give back to our families who serve in harm’s way. It’s a great way to teach initiative and generosity.”


Mrs. Voth, a History teacher, also remarked, “In seventh grade, we’re learning about the First World War. One of the topics we examine is home front support of a war. These students experienced it.”


Mrs. Rhonda Chozinski, Society Faculty Advisor, has a husband who recently retired from the U.S. Air Force. She knows what such gifts mean, explaining, “The students packaged 350 boxes of cookies. Each box contains a dozen cookies or more. That means over 4,200 cookies are heading across the seas.”


Student Chloe Osborne summed matters this way: “I have a lot of friends whose Mom or Dad are in the military. While it’s nice to thank someone for serving, it’s better to do something for them.”


Dr. Steven A. Pomeroy

Director of Strategy, Innovation, & Development

Rocky Mountain Classical Academy