Every year, cows rain down on the field behind Bullard Elementary School. This year, the cheers and squeals of the students carried across campus when the cows took a ride up in a bucket truck courtesy of the Cobb Schools Maintenance Department. As the stuffed Chick-fil-A cows dropped from the sky, the students hoped their cow would land on the bullseye and win them Chick-fil-A for a year, among other prizes.
Bullard’s school staff cheered, knowing each stuffed cow represented a donation to boost teaching and learning at the school. The Bullard Foundation partnered with Chick-fil-A to host the annual cow drop.
“We have raised over $15,000. The money raised will help support the STEM program, and it also will help support yearlong projects,” said Kendra Berry, Bullard STEM teacher. “STEM is important because we need to prepare these children to be 21st-century learners. We want to prepare these children when they go into the workforce to know the jobs that are available in the STEM fields.”
Among the “udderly” amazing prizes was a Braves-themed prize presented by Braves Manager Brian Snitker. Before the cow drop, Mr. Snitker visited the Bullard class that raised the most. The Braves manager spent time visiting with students and taking photos.
In addition to special guests from the Braves and Chick-fil-A, Cobb EMC’s Wattson the Red-tailed Hawk and members of the Kennesaw State University band also came out to support the Bullard community.