Senior Nathan Aditya

Kassandra Darnell | December 13, 2018

“I’m part of Select Sound, which is the audition only a capella group, and what we do during the holidays is go around to retirement homes, other schools, charities (and) fundraisers, and we carol. It’s really good because not only do we draw a lot of people in, (but it’s also) good for us to go out and do something that we enjoy as volunteer work. It’s a great opportunity for some people...

Junior Natalie Walters

Kassandra Darnell | December 13, 2018

“Christmas tree sales happen at Carmel United Methodist Church, my church, and we basically do the sales to make money for our mission trips that the youth goes on, and the rest of the money goes to the church. It’s a great experience to help other people get a tree and help yourself in the future to get the experience to go on a trip. Those sales go toward those trips to go help people. We build...

Junior Maya Kislyuk

Kris Otten | December 13, 2018

“What I do to give back during the holidays is create a campaign raising money to buy toys and gift cards for the children and families battling cancer this holiday season. My goal is instead of bringing awareness, it is to bring joy to those who may be going through some dark times in such a joyful time. I believe that as a community and a group of people we can come together and help each other.”  

Peanut Blossoms

December 13, 2018

This recipe was submitted by senior Tori Moss, who said this recipe holds importance to her because her grandmother would always enlist her and her cousins for help to make these treats every year. She said each kid would have their own job, and the family would all work together to create a bunch of the peanut blossoms to share with the rest of the family. Ingredients: 1 and 3/4 cups flour ...

Christmas Cake Cookies

December 13, 2018

This recipe was submitted by junior Linh Nguyen, who said baking is important to her because it brings her family closer together. She said they love trying new recipes, even if they don't always work out. She said this was a new recipe she tried out for this year. Ingredients: Funfetti cake mix Red velvet cake mix Vanilla cake mix Greek yogurt Cake mix ingredients Steps: 1....

Students use athletic talent to give back during holiday season

Marissa Ryan | November 16, 2018

Victoria Nopporn This thanksgiving, while many families will wake up, ready to smell turkey roasting in the oven, Audrey Kaul, women’s cross country runner and junior, plans to be at the annual Wheeler Mission Drumstick Dash. The race not only donates to Wheeler Mission, a foundation that provides meals to the homeless, but, according to Kaul, also is an opportunity to shift the cross-country...