St. Mary’s Dominican High School students brought to school a bounty of their home-baked sweets as a special gift of appreciation for the New Orleans Police Department. Dominican is the kickoff school for this year’s NOPD Sweet Friday, an annual event in which the school has participated since 2011. Representatives from NOPD Headquarters, 2nd District and COMSTAT stopped by to pick up the sweets. Dominican’s Physical Education Department organized students who made a variety of cakes, candies and cookies.

NOPD Sweet Friday was coordinated by Lakeview Civic Association and Gulf Coast Bank after Hurricane Katrina in appreciation of their NOPD 3rd District and Lakeview Crime Prevention District officers during the holiday season. It expanded in 2011 to all of the districts as a special gift of love and appreciation from students across the New Orleans area.