By Grace Simon '22
The Holidays have begun at North Cross and it really is the most wonderful time of the year. To add light to the shadows of 2020, North Cross has decided to put up a Holiday tree in the student center. An idea by head of the upper school Stephen Belderes was to have the students bring in the ornaments to decorate the tree. This just makes the Holiday tree more valuable and personable to the North Cross community.
The dean of students Leigh Ann Hamlin, and the director of the Student Council Association (SCA) are the ones who made this Holiday tree possible. They both, with the help of Belderes, have spread the word to the students to bring in ornaments to make the tree more specialized to the North Cross students. This is the first year the tree will be put up, but the ornaments will carry legacies of all the students as years pass.
The Holiday tree at North Cross is already doing its job which is spreading joy and the Holiday spirit amongst the students and staff. “We're calling it a ‘“Holiday tree” to ensure that all students can help decorate and celebrate their traditions,”Hamlin said.
Many students like Jessica Palisca 22’ and Campbell Neel 22’ enjoy seeing the Holiday tree. “Seeing the Holiday tree not only gets me in the Holiday spirit but also gives me more of a motivation to get through these next weeks till break,” Neel said. “It adds festiveness, brightness, and is something different than usual,” Palisca said.