Students and staff at Northern Hills Elementary School stepped up in a big way to show support for one of their own. Fourth-grader Sophia Munson was severely injured in a car accident over Memorial Day weekend. She’s currently hospitalized in Corpus Christi and her family is rallying to support her while she recovers. Her family unit at Northern Hills did the same by declaring Thursday, June 6, as “Sophia Day.”
Teachers and staff wore their #SophieStrong t-shirts, gathered gift cards for the family and students were encouraged to wear purple or teal, two of Sophia's favorite colors. Students made several signs and hung them across campus for "Sophia Day." Her family has also been flooded with cards, letters, and videos of support from classmates and teachers.
Sophia’s father, Steven Munson, says their entire family has been moved by the support from the Northern Hills community.
“We can’t say enough about Northern Hills Elementary,” said Munson. “They’ve been so great, I mean from everything on social media to the teachers and the classmates. We never expected this support and it goes to show how strong everybody’s support has been for Sophia and our family. We really appreciate it.”
Sophia’s brother Alec, a Nimitz STEM Academy student, is out of the hospital and recovering from a broken neck. The Munson family will stay with Sophia in Corpus Christi for the coming weeks. While summer is officially here, they know Northern Hills will always be there to offer encouragement and support in any way they can.