Cookies for Courage

"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God."

~The Sermon on the Mount, Matthew 5:9

Every year on September 11th, Holy Cross School hosts its annual Cookies for Courage honoring Police Officers, Firefighters, Paramedics and First Responders. Our students prepare and decorate trays of cookies and present them to representatives of First Response agencies in Santa Cruz County as a symbol of appreciation for their work.

This event was the invention of Riley Sisk after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Riley was a 6th grade student at the school when the attacks occurred. She developed the idea to have a meaningful event that honored all the first responders and remembered the sacrifices made. We had the pleasure of inviting Riley back for our 2019 Annual Cookie for Courage where she gave a lovely speech on the invention she created 18 years ago.

We are thankful for all those who have answered God's call to keep our community safe.