The Holidays are right around the corner! What better way to welcome them in than our annual Thanksgiving Feast! This year the meal was specially made by our own Chef Dave. Three words: mmm….mmmm….good! By the time I was done, I was stuffed. It also was nice to become spiritually prepared for the holiday season with the calming prayer service that started the day. It reminded me to be truly thankful for everything I have in my life, especially the things we take for granted, like the privilege to go to Villa! After the feast, it was a bittersweet experience hearing Ronnie do her last turkey call and watching Reese do her last turkey trot across the stage. Shout out to these seniors who definitely know how to make your stomach hurt from laughing after the biggest meal ever.
Soon after, my partner and I got our game on for the traditional turkey scavenger hunt. Even though our homeroom wasn’t one of the finalists, it was still a blast running through the halls decked out in Indian headdresses. As students lined the hallways afterwards to witness the epic head-to-head showdown, the two-legged race was a perfect way to end the day and start Thanksgiving Break. Upon our return to school, we were already ushering in the Christmas season! Thank you to the Parent’s Guild, who provided us with Christmas goodies in the student lounge ALL DAY as a welcome back treat.
Band also has been very busy this time of the year. We’ve been diligently practicing most mornings before school, and more recently, even on the weekends to get ready for the Christmas performances. One afternoon during school, we took a break from our classes to head over to Twining Village and perform for the elderly residents. It was a great way to spread the Christmas spirit! Then we had our concert with the junior grade school bands and Holy Ghost Prep, which was held in Holy Ghost’s chapel. Playing the bongos is such a cool experience!
Merry Christmas to everyone, and have a Happy New Year!
- Alexanne Marousis ‘15