To honor one of Sarah Cotton’s final requests, each year on her birthday, Oct. 1, members of the Smith-Cotton High School chapter of the National Honor Society and the Smith-Cotton Junior High chapter of the National Junior Honor Society place flowers at Cotton’s gravesite.

Cotton donated the land where S-C Junior High – previously S-C High School – is located.

Doing the honors on Monday were, from left, junior high students Dawson Rettke and Alyssa Gear; and Dalton Gear, Akaycia Mather, Vlad Husyev and Katelynn Montgomery from the high school.