A tradition that NHS staff members and teachers look forward to at the end of the year is the annual cookie exchange. Parents were asked by the NHS Academic Booster Club to drop off homemade or bought cookies on Dec. 20 to celebrate the great work of the Naples’ employees, and to thank them for their hard work.

“It’s important to keep the tradition alive and also gives teachers a chance to cure their sweet tooth, it’s something small we can do to brighten their day and thank them for their hard work,” Academic Booster Club member Laurie Szittai said.

This is an event that every teacher looks forward to and it is a great way to show how much they are appreciated.

“This is my favorite day of the year, us teachers even have a countdown,” government teacher Paul Horne said.

There was a wide variety of cookies that were presented on the tables, as well as coffee and other goodies. Many teachers even tried one of every variety.

“I Probably tried one of everything but chocolate is probably my favorite,” art teacher Chelon Perez-Benitoa said.  

This event is a truly heartwarming occasion that is perfect for brightening teachers’ days.