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Eagle High Welcomes Christmas in These Chilly Weeks Leading up to Break

Annie Ward
Senior Dustin Todd, senior Thomas Stevens and junior Elizabeth Baruch hold presents next to a Christmas tree. Many students at Eagle High will share the Christmas spirit by giving gifts to their friends and family members this year.

Eagle High’s hallways are starting to feel festive because of the decorations and the occasional snowfalls. People tend more to be charitable, loving and caring during the Christmas season because their hearts are more open to giving to those who are less fortune. 

“Everyone at school should try to be nice during this month before break and do small acts of kindness each day,” said senior Kayley Fugina. “I think that can really help spread the happiness that comes with the Christmas season.” 

Some students notice how their perspective and mood are influenced by the school’s decorations and happenings like the giving tree and candy grams as soon as they enter through the doors. The annual giving tree is at Eagle High, where people and anyone can bring and donate items to the school to help families. The tree has tags with gift requests for families that are in need. Students and staff donate these items to help these families out.

Wrapping presents and giving gifts to others is a popular way to show appreciation for loved ones. Other gestures, such as a kind word or an act of service, can be just as appreciated during the holiday season.

“When I see the Christmas lights in the hallways it actually makes me want to come to school,” said sophomore Mimi Filmore. “The environment during these weeks feels different.” 

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Before Christmas break, the student council hosted a candy cane gram fundraiser and had a winter dress up week. 

“For the candy cane grams, it is $1 to send one to someone and $2 to keep it anonymous,” said freshman and member of Stuco Brielle Patterson. “The winter week will go from Dec. 11 to Dec.15 and that last day we will be holding an assembly.” 

The Christmas Spirit is spreading at Eagle High to welcome thew holiday season. 

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Valerie Chaves, Reporter Team Leader
Hi! My name is Valerie Chaves, I am a senior at Eagle High, and this is my second year on staff with the Stampede Newspaper. This year I am the lead of the Reporter team, and I couldn’t be more excited! I love singing, playing the guitar and reading, and I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I am so excited for this year and all the memories we’ll make.
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My name is Annie Ward, and I am a photographer for my first (and last) year of Newspaper. I am a senior and I look forward to taking pictures and writing articles for The Stampede. I run track and cross country, and my favorite events are the 800m and the mile. I love to bake, bike, shop, listen to music (a lot of old Taylor Swift), and recently I have started playing the ukulele.
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