Spanish Club spreads Christmas cheer

By J1 Reporter Lydia Delkamiller

Listening to Christmas music the first of November is not unheard of, because according to the movie Elf, the best way to spread Christmas cheer is by singing loud for all to hear. This is why Spanish Club students jumped on the opportunity to get in the spirit of Christmas by caroling. The girls went down to the convent and sang four Christmas songs for the Servants of Mary. However, they weren’t the typical versions.

The songs were sung in Spanish. Spanish Club, moderated by Señora Amanda Pritchard, sang “Silent Night,” “Feliz Navidad,” “Jingle Bells,” and the “First Noel,” for the sisters on the afternoon of Tues., Dec. 12. Pritchard came up with this idea not only because it would be a fun activity for the club, but because “The Sisters would love it. We never go over there as much as we should and whenever we go I️ feel better and the Sisters love having us,” Pritchard said.

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Around 20 Spanish Club members joined in on this festive activity by singing and putting smiles on the Sister’s faces. Afterwards, the students and Sisters had Mexican hot chocolate and churros. “I enjoy the involvement and immersion into another culture and expressing it outside of the classroom,” Kate Kellen, Spanish Club captain, said.

The girls walked around, talked to the Sisters, had conversations and got to know one another. Sophomore Emily Saalfeld was part of the group and said, “This was a good way to learn Spanish and for the sisters to interact with us. It makes them so happy,” she said. Spanish Club members got to interact with the sisters and enjoy a Christmas activity, all while practicing another language.

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