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 on Friday, Sept. 30.

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

Doing the honors on Friday were, from left, junior high students Julianna Sonnik and Emma Flowers; and Aly Shaw, Alyson Brock, Mikhail Husgev and Sarah Skrzypczak from the high school.