Having already made the strawberry cookie dough the day before freed Savanna Flowers up to immediately begin scooping out the batter and baking cookies for all the residents of New Castle Nursing and Rehab after school. Below, after Flowers earned a Disney Be Inspired grant to continue helping at the nursing home, New Castle representatives surprised her by matching the grant and providing even more funds to work with.
Inspired to serve

Beloved for baking for the entire New Castle Nursing and Rehab facility, Savanna Flowers got a treat of her own Feb. 8 as she handed out strawberry cookies to residents.
The current sixth grader at Eminence Independent Schools came up with the idea for her project, Savanna’s Sweets and Treats, as an outreach for the nursing home residents.
As a fifth grader in Donnie Piercy’s class, Savanna participated in self-directed learning, in which students could spend 20 percent of their class time to try to find solutions to a problem they’ve found.