Christmas At the School


Myla Lahti

Douglas Hipsher opens his gift as Chase Reijo sits watching.

Rylee Nicoletti

On Thursday, Dec. 21st, the student council planned games, movies and much more to celebrate Christmas! They had the whole afternoon to put their twist on Christmas. The first event of the day was the ugly Christmas sweater contest. Awards were given to one boy, Brendan Golly, and one girl, Signe Branham. Each winner was awarded a $25 Walmart gift card.

After the contest, the friendly competition continued. The students played games such as snowball shake, candy cane relay, snowball fight, and drawing – blindfolded! Austin Tetting, a senior, participated in the blindfolded drawing contest. When asked how he enjoyed the game, he handed in a note with a drawing on it. How fitting! Overall, the games were a hit and the students and staff left with smiles.

Next on the agenda, were the Secret Santa¬†gift exchanges. This year was a special year. Everyone who was in the gift exchange came to school with gifts in hand. Everyone received¬†and gave a gift. Nathan Kavajecz, a junior, received a fuzzy blanket, chocolate, and Swedish Fish that he enjoyed very much. “It was just what I wanted and needed!” The staff were also allowed to participate in fun and games. Mr. Bailey was happy to participate in the stocking shootout and the gift exchange. He was very excited about his gift of Bai waters. “It was the best gift ever. I am lucky that my Secret Santa knows me so well.”

After the exchange, the students were dismissed into classrooms to watch movies and drink hot chocolate. They also had the option to stay in the commons and work if they would like. After the movies, the students were dismissed early to go home for Christmas break.