By: Caleb Hinkley
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas around Fort Mill High School, as many clubs and classes have participated in events and projects to help those who may not be able to have Christmas without their. Those who have participated have given time, money and some things they don’t use any more in order to better someone elses holiday
Last week atFortMill, the student council organized a donation project for less fortunate children in our community. Each second block class was assigned a specific “Angel” to whom the students donated money and gifts based on what the children said they wanted for Christmas. The donations were then added into a total amount for each classroom. The three highest earning classes will be rewarded with prizes based on who had the highest amount donated.
Another project thatFortMillparticipated in was Toys for Tots. On Saturday and Sunday, ROTC of Fort Mill High collected toys at Wal-Mart in Tega Cay. Dylan Petro, a student who participated, said, “Toys for Tots is a donation program where you buy a toy or donate money to help those who are less fortunate; we raised over $1300 in the first hour. Altogether from donated money, we raised over $1,000,000, and there were two truckloads of toys in total.” There is still a section at Wal-Mart reserved for Toys for Tots donations, so it’s not too late for students and teachers to donate.
The clubs aroundFortMillare spreading holiday cheer by hosting parties and events of which members are welcome to participate. On Thursday, the FBLA plans to have a Christmas party meeting for its members. The Art Club is getting creative for the holidays. At their next meeting club members plan to build gingerbread houses. All members have to do is bring in their supplies that they want to decorate their houses.
The Chemistry Club is also getting involved in an innovative way, cooking up chemical candy. The only thing members are asked is to make a small $.50 to help cover the cost.The Fellowship of Christian Athletes have also added to the fun of bringing in the holidays. They had a tacky Christmas party Tuesday, and plan on having caroling and dinner in Baxter on Thursday. They are also selling FMHS blankets for $35, and the money collected will go for FCA trip scholarships.
Fort Mill has gotten students ready for Christmas, with so much to do no student should be left out. Why not do something good this season by donating. If you’re not part of a specific club, you can volunteer for projects that the community hosts. So don’t be a Scrooge and spread the joy of Christmas around Fort Mill High.