Melissa Ridge Intermediate showed appreciation for the school’s three custodians, Maria Garcia-Rodriguez, Evangelina Torres and Sergio Sanchez, earlier this month.

Students in the school’s S.O.A.R. Spirit Club created a banner to display in the hallway that read, “Custodians, You’re Lifesavers” along with messages of thanks. Staff members contributed to large goodie bags for each custodian. The presentation was a tearjerker as students lined the hallways, cheering on the custodians as the gifts and banner were presented to them.

“Melissa Ridge Intermediate cherishes our wonderful custodial staff,” receptionist Lauren Power said. “Maria, Evangelina, and Sergio are total troopers who manage to keep a building that houses 500 students and staff sparkling clean. We wanted to take the opportunity to celebrate them so they know just how awesome we think they are. This was such a beautiful moment to be shared with some of the best Cardinals in Cardinal Nation.”