Friday, December 22, 2017

STUDENT VOICES: What's Your Santa Story?

We asked NAHS students, "How long did you believe in Santa, and how did you find out he wasn't real?"


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Giovy Funari
Grade 9
Photo: Christmas City


"I believed in Santa until I was 11 or 12. The whole thing was an accident. I went to find wrapping paper, and the last place I looked was the storage closet, and there were all of my gifts. I was suspicious through the years. How can Santa and my mom have the same handwriting?"



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Photo: Christmas City

Zehra Naqvi
Grade 12

"I believed in Santa until I was 6 ,and I found out he wasn't real when I woke up in the middle of the night and saw my parents putting the presents under the tree."




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Liam Ashley
Grade 10
Photo: Christmas City


"I believed in Santa until I was 11 years old. I figured out he was not real because how can someone eat so many cookies? Then, my dad told me he wasn’t real."






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Photo: Christmas City

Brendan Alvino
Grade 10

"I believed in Santa until 6th grade. Then I figured out he wasn't real when my mother purchased her 'Santa' gifts in front of me."





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Alec Paradiso
Grade 9
Photo: Maggie Lefebvre


"Wait, what? Santa isn’t real? I thought he was real!! NO NO! This can’t be. My mommy and daddy told me he was real!! If Santa isn’t real then who eats the cookies? Santa! Santa is real."





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NEWS BRIEF: NAHS Prepares for the Holidays

Nazareth Area High School was abuzz this week with festive musical activities!

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Spanish Christmas Carols
by Brian Kollgaard

On Tuesday, December 19, Nazareth High School Spanish Club members spread cheer across Nazareth by singing loud for all to hear. Students caroled through neighborhoods near the high school and center Belvidere, making sure everyone got in the holiday spirit.


Photo Credit: Samantha Burns
Fourteen years ago, SeƱora Andrea Faller, a Spanish teacher at Nazareth Area High School, decided to start a Spanish caroling event for those in Nazareth. The Spanish Club members performed songs such as “Fum, Fum, Fum, Oh, Be Joyful” and “Three Kings Day.”

Faller said this is a great way to “spread Spanish Christmas cheer.”



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Duelling Herrs Weihnachten
by Trinity Wambold

Photo credit: Trinity Wambold
The second annual Dueling Herrs was held by the Nazareth Area High School German Club on Thursday, December 21 after school in Frau Mary Spitzmueller’s German classroom. The competition was between Herr Roman Spitzmueller and Herr Tyler Cressman, another German teacher at Nazareth, along with their bands comprised of German Club student musicians and vocalists. Prior to the students’ arrival, both Herrs chose the song that they wanted to perform; each brought his own guitar and musical talent. When students arrived, they were split into groups and assigned to work with either Herr Cressman or Herr Spitzmueller. The two bands then went to separate classrooms, where they started to prepare for their impromptu performances.

Photo credit: Trinity Wambold
After the bands practiced for about 45 minutes, the judges arrived, signalling the start of the performances. Herr Spitzmueller and his band started by playing “Alle Jahre Wieder” before Herr Cressman and his band retaliated with their rendition of “Rudolf das Kleine Rentier.” The judges then deliberated and declared Herr Cressman’s team the winner. Hearing about the win, Cressman exclaims that it was among the “top ten moments of my life, but I couldn’t have done it without my band.”

Along with making memories, the students who attended received passes to gain bonus points on assessments.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Coming Soon!

Stay tuned this week for coverage of Duelling Herrs, Spanish Club caroling, Jingle Grams, and more!