There are assemblies and then there are moments in time that you know will stay with you for the rest of your life. The kind that you talk about for years to come. One such moment happened at Sandy Hill Elementary School on Wednesday September 7th at about 2:45 PM.
The entire school gathered in the gym for an assembly celebrating heroes that sometimes go unnoticed. Our students come to school with Spiderman backpacks and Wonder Woman shirts. Yet, on this day we wanted to highlight a different type of hero. On this day we celebrated firefighters, policeman, doctors, nurses and even a local athlete who had pitched in the World Series. But the highlight of the day was wrapped up in a surprise that very few people were prepared for.
Mr. Rosario, along with five other staff members, was blindfolded and given clues to help him guess the identity of an unsung hero. It just so happened that Mr. Rosario got to go last. Despite some excellent clues, he was unable to determine the identity of his hero. When his blindfold was finally taken off, there standing directly in front of him was his son, Senior Airman Keagan Rosario, who he hadn’t seen in 15 months. The embrace and tears of joy that followed were contagious. All of this on Mr. Rosario’s birthday. I’d say it was a good day at the Hive.