Agawam school children honor their heroes

AGAWAM, Mass (WWLP) – Hundreds of Agawam school children recognized the heroes in their lives Thursday night at the Granger Elementary School Heroes Dinner.

It started as a writing project where students identified the  people they look up to, and the P-T-O recognized those people with Green Ribbons.

More than 525 people attended this first-ever event, including Ashley who was honored by her little sister Alexis.

“I help her with her homework.  We do sports together.  I help her with soccer and lacrosse, and all that.” Ashley Hurley told 22News.

The Granger School P-T-O’s President, Eric London, told 22News “It’s a way of Building community with the P.T.O. with the school and with the children.  And recognizing important people in their lives.  That’s kind of what we want to do.”.

300 Students attend the Granger Elementary School.

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