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The Season Of Giving

The season of giving is upon us and the same question is asked throughout the month: What do you want for Christmas? This question is always asked by relatives, parents, and friends, but what would your response be if a classmate asked you what is on your wish list? I wanted to spread my good […]

The season of giving is upon us and the same question is asked throughout the month: What do you want for Christmas?

This question is always asked by relatives, parents, and friends, but what would your response be if a classmate asked you what is on your wish list?

I wanted to spread my good fortune by asking random classmates what they wanted for Christmas with a budget of about fifty dollars. I started in the Learning Commons by looking for potential candidates to ask what they wanted this year for Christmas.

Paige Salyer (‘21) asked for the little things this year,

“I want some fun warm socks this year, and I want some Lululemon scrunchies”

Unlike Paige, Kylie Scarbrough (‘21) had her mind on electronic accessories this year,

“I want a good portable charger and black lights for my room because I have a lot of cool black light posters”

Nick Fernandez (‘20), aka iC Orbit, wanted to play music the old fashioned way.

“I want a record player for Christmas to play older music you can’t play on your phone, and I think it’ll be fun to use”

Zachary Mendoza (‘20) just wants a friend to celebrate Christmas with,

“I really want a teddy bear for Christmas this year. Or a car, but I guess a teddy bear”

Some people with a sweet tooth out there like Drew McElvy (‘21) just want the sweet things on Christmas.

“I want some Skittles for Christmas this year,” he says. Out of all the flavors, sizes, and types of Skittles, Drew had his mind set on just one kind. “I want just the regular Skittles but I want the fun size Skittles, not the regular and out the bag — just one fun sized bag of normal Skittles”

The last lucky contestant was Spanish teacher Ms. Anna Fernandez, who like most people today, wants something we have all seen on TV at one point or another in our life.

“ I want one of those Snuggie blankets that you see on TV. They seem like they would be so comfy and soft, especially at home when it’s raining”

After hearing everyone’s Christmas wishes, it was time for me to decide who to buy a gift for. To make this as fair as possible, the only way to decide was to write their names on paper and put it in a cup.

The winner ended up being Drew, but I wanted to give joy to more than just one person so I ended up drawing two more people and ended up drawing Paige and Zach.

I headed down to my local Target and bought four family sized bag of Skittles of all different flavors for Drew, a white teddy bear for Zach and a pair of fuzzy socks and and a red teddy bear for Paige. Their reaction to these were all nothing short of memorable,

“I can kiss you right now,” Drew joked that morning as I handed him four bags of Skittles.

Drew filled with love after receiving the Skittles

“Oh no way, I love them! Thank you — they’re so cute,” Paige shouted when I met her outside the learning commons at break.

“No you didn’t bro!” Zach screamed. “You’re a real one for actually buying this for me.”

Zach excited with his new teddy bear in the Learning Commons

After everything was said and done, it felt good not to only give gifts out to others, but to people who I barely know. You never know what Christmas is like for people at home, so it never hurts to spread the joy of giving before we all leave for an extended break.

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