Mansfield Middle School students greeted a special guest of honor on Tuesday, August 27, 2019. Ms. “Margie” Heydenreich celebrated her 100th birthday in the cafeteria with seventh and eighth grade students. She was given a large card signed by MMS students, a golden card from the faculty and she also received a dozen long stem yellow roses which are her favorite flower.
A loud chorus of “Happy Birthday “ echoed through the cafeteria as students and faculty welcomed her on this special birthday. Mrs. Lamb’s class invited Ms. Margie to a special luncheon in their classroom. Students prepared fruit and vegetables to compliment the beautiful birthday cake served in the class. “Ms. Margie’s stories were amazing’, stated Jeremiah Butler. “She was so inspiring to listen to; her stories are like a never ending book,” said Aspen Seajack. The classroom was decorated with a banner, balloons, and Ms. Margie was given a Birthday sash that lit up like her eyes as she interacted with the students. Jesse Cook reflected, “I loved her being here with all of us”. Nathan Conley summed up the day; “When she hugged me, it felt so awesome, it made me feel good about myself!” The students worked hard to ensure Ms. Margie’s visit to the school was a success. All of them were excited to have her here and are looking forward to her coming back to visit again! Mansfield Middle School students hope that Ms. Heydenreich had the best birthday ever!