Student Life

McNicholas decks the halls with Christmas door decorating contest

McNicholas Spirit Club celebrated the holidays this year by organizing a door decorating contest. Teachers had the opportunity, with the students’ assistance, to decorate their doors in a Christmas theme. Spirit Club moderator Mrs. Cheryl Heise, Principal Patty Beckert, and a few Spirit Club members then voted for their favorite door.

“I think it generated a lot of holiday spirit, and the teachers and kids had fun doing it,” Heise said.

From Charlie Brown to Hannukah, McNicholas truly “decked the halls” this season. English teacher Ms. Julie Muething had the idea to make the English hallway classrooms decorate according to the Twelve Days of Christmas. Art teacher Willy Corbett, with the help of his art students, made his classroom doors look like stained glass windows.

The winner this year was Ms. Mel Gaskins and her architecture and ceramics classes. “I felt honored to win because there were so many great doors this year,” Gaskins said.  She and her classes turned the art hallway into a winter wonderland by having icebergs on either side of the door, white streamers and snowflakes hanging down from the ceiling, and a reindeer head on the door.

“I loved Mrs. Gaskins’ door because it was 3-D. It was creative and very unique,” junior Spirit Club co-president Leah Bartel said. “I was so surprised by the willingness of students and teachers to participate. It made the halls so fun to walk through, and really added to the Christmas spirit.”

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About Claire Redington

Senior Claire Redington is an Advanced Journalism student and Assistant Editor of the McNicholas Milestone. She plays varsity volleyball and is involved in Ecology Club, Service Club, Spirit Club, Respect Life Club, National Honor Society, French National Honor Society, and International Club. Claire also likes to travel, read, and hang out with her friends.

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U.S. Representative and U.S. Army Reserves Colonel Brad Wenstrup presents WWII veteran Frank "Bud" Buschmeier with the French Legion of Honor Medal on Nov. 10 during McNicholas's Veterans Day assembly. Following the assembly, McNick hosted its annual Veterans Day Breakfast to thank veterans and active service-members for their service to the United States.

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