The Spartan Review Volume VIII Number IV December 2006 We The People Team Places at Regional Competition *Meridith Ingram* Student of the Month The We The People team competed at the re- fun it was and wanted to go again. I think as a whole gional level on Friday, December 15 in Concord. The we did really well.” The set up of the competition is a competition took place in the Concord Legislation question and answer conversation between the unit Building, where four schools came together to demon- members and the judges. In the beginning the unit has strate what they had learned in the past few months. the opportunity to state a four minute speech express- The team is broken down into six units. Five of the ing their feeling, then the judges are open to ask ques- units contain five members, and one contains four tions. members. This year’s class is the largest Constitution The State competition takes place on Janu- Law class there has ever been, so with more members ary 12, where the National’s competitors are decided. on each unit, teamwork is very important. Nationals are to take place during April vacation in The class focuses on teaching the students Washington D.C. John DeWispelaere stated, “I am re- about the government and how to apply it to today’s ally looking forward to States. I hope that our class world. Ryan Joyce expresses his feeling about the class can extend the legacy that Milford has created over by saying, “We The People has taught me a lot about the past years in the We The People program.” our government and how it works and how it was es- Monday morning the results were in! Milford tablished.” High School placed first with seven points higher then Regionals were a new experience for the team the second place team Nashua. Gook luck at states next and nerves played a part in the performance. Senior month! Abby Leishman states, “We were really nervous at the competition, but after we competed we realized how NHS Inducts New Members *Bethany Condra* Milford High School’s National Honor Soci- Zoe Torres, and Saige Yonka. ety held their induction for new members on Decem- ber 13th. Brittany Alperin (president) welcomed and Brittany Alperin and Hillary Scott did the In- duction of the new members. Abby Leishman did Andrew Curtis closed the ceremony. Attorney Peter Goldsmith was Scholarship, Amy Orcutt did the Service, Nicholas *Alex Lacourse* the guest speaker. “ The ceremony went very smoothly. Clark took care of the Leadership, and Emily Ufnal Hilary Scott did an amazing job planning it. We added Andrew Curtis has been picked did the Character. a flute quartet and had Attorney Goldsmith speak on Each of the students that were inducted show for Student of the Month for November. four qualities of scholarship, service, leadership, and an outstanding and hard working attitude toward Andrew was nominated due to his character, “ said Brittany. their school as well as the community. They work hard involvement in sports, such as baseball The new inductees include Nicholas Albina, and achieve the goals that were set. “It went well, there and golf, We The People, FBLA, and Rachel Arnold, Sarah Clark, Matthew Clemens, Char- were a lot of new people getting inducted as well as lotte Foley, Jordan Gaillardetz, Samantha Higgins, volunteer work at the Manchester Soup myself. It was a nice ceremony,” said Samantha Mark Howard, Lindsey Lozeau, Erica Lubiz, Kendall Higgins. Congratulations to all those who were in- Kitchen. Congratulations to Andrew for Maggelet, Callan Moody, Stephanie Morris, Christine ducted into the National Honor Society! his achievement! Orcutt, Stephanie Riddel, Jillian Senecal, Emily Spicer, Theatre Trip to NYC Thrills Students *Maya Tobi* On Wednesday, December 6th most of the Theatre junior who went on the trip, said “Beauty and the Beast What’s Inside... Department arrived at the school between 5:30 and 6:00 was beautiful and the songs were amazing. The set in the morning to embark on a fun-filled trip to New was breathtaking.” York City. The trip was led by Bradford Craven, prin- After being amazed by Beauty and the Beast, cipal and theatre production and management teacher, students were lucky enough to briefly speak to two and Craig Gallant, theatre arts and English teacher. As main actors in the show. Many questions were an- students filed into the cafeteria at the school, they were swered, and it was a great opportunity. After this, stu- Holiday Recipe.........................p. 2 greeted with coffee, hot chocolate, and donuts. At 6:00 dents were given a few minutes to stretch their legs AM, everybody was ushered onto the coach bus to be- and look around before heading to Applebee’s for din- gin the long trip to Manhattan. On the way there, snacks ner. At Applebee’s, there was a great selection of food were distributed and movies were watched. and everybody was satisfied upon leaving. It was soon Band and Chorus Concert.........p. 4 At around 11:30 the bus arrived in New York time to walk to the St. James Theatre to see the unbe- City. Finally given a chance to stretch their legs, stu- lievable Broadway musical, The Producers. dents got off the bus and got a chance to see the city. The Producers was absolutely hilarious, to say During a brief visit to Rockefeller Center, TV star the least. Filled with show stopping numbers and hys- Winter Sports..............................p. 3 Wilmer Valderama of That 70’s Show and Yo Mamma terical punch lines, The Producers was a show worth was spotted being interviewed. At 12:30, it was time seeing. “The Producers was hilarious. I couldn’t stop for lunch at the Hard Rock Cafe. laughing”, said Barbagallo. Lunch at the Hard Rock Cafe was a little By the end of The Producers, everybody was December Dance..........................p. 4 rushed, but definitely a highlight of the trip. There were completely exhausted from the trip. Everyone was ush- a variety of food options to choose from, and every- ered onto the bus for the two hour drive to a Days Inn body seemed satisfied. As soon as it seemed like ev- in Connecticut to stay the night. erybody was finished eating, it was time to head to the The next day, the trip took an unexpected turn when the bus broke down in Fanueil Hall on the way Holiday Funky Facts................p. 2 Lunt-Fontanne theatre to see the award-winning Broad- way musical Beauty and the Beast. back to the school. Students lucked out and were given As soon as the curtain opened for Beauty and time to eat and shop in Fanueil Hall before getting back the Beast , a gasp was heard around the theatre. The set on the bus. The bus arrived back at the school just as was astonishing, and the entire show was filled with school was ending on Thursday, December 7. Prom.......................................p. 4 unbelievable scenes and special effects. The part of The theatre trip to New York was well worth Gaston was played by famous actor Donny Osmond, it, and all theatre students would agree that it was an and all other lead roles were played by accomplished incredible trip. Hopefully there will be another one in Broadway actors and actresses. Amber Barbagallo, a store for next year. 2 Students Bring In The New Year Holiday Funky Facts *Kasey Porter* *Maya Tobi* A new year is approaching fast. It is tradition Nedad Handanovic- To start on the var- During the winter holiday buying season, Visa cards that many ring in the new year with a resolution. This sity basketball team and to get a triple alone are used an average of 5,340 times every usually entails breaking a habit, starting a new chapter double sometime throughout the season. minute in the United States. of life , or changing a personal image. Throughout the years the top resolution has been to lose weight. Statis- Justin Gaudette- My New Year’s resolu- Christmas trees are edible. Many parts of pines, tics say that over a million Americans make a resolu- tion is to quit my bad habits. spruces, and firs can be eaten. The needles are a good tion to lose weight or join the gym. Over three quarters source of vitamin C. Pine cones are also a good of these Americans fail to follow their resolution in the Jillian Porter- I really need to get a job. source of nutrition. process of losing weight or joining the gym. Other reso- lutions that have become popular have been to quit Dan Wu- My New Year’s resolution would According to a 1995 survey, 7 out of 10 British dogs smoking, to save money, and to spend more time with be getting my license and to not crash my get winter holiday gifts from their owners. their families. Many students here at Milord have been new car. brainstorming ideas for what their New Year’s resolu- During Kwanzaa, families set out ears of corn to tion might be. Ally Mack- To not care what people think. show how many children there are in their family. Tim Aborn- I would like to get my license. This would Kasey Porter- To join the gym and to go Because of the inherent nature of translating Hebrew be a good way to bring in the new year. there at least three times a week. to English, there is no right or wrong way to spell Hanukkah. Cody Chrystal- I would have to say bringing up my Ashlee Carr- To join the gym. grades, to get good grades, to stop The Santa Claus suit was developed in the 1930’s. The Coca-Cola company hired American artist procrastinating, and to do my homework more of- Haddon Sundblom in 1931 to redesign Santa Claus. ten Sundblom chose the official colors of Coca-Cola, red and white. A Gingerbread Recipe Made for the Holiday Season The biggest selling Christmas single of all time is *Liz Castle* Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas”. For those of your who have been wondering what Mrs. 1 tablespoon and 11/2 teaspoons cream of tar- During the winter holiday season, more than 1.76 Sodders has been making recently this is her recipe. tar billion candy canes are made. 1/2 cup egg whites (120 ml) Gingerbread Dough Add egg whites and cream of tartar to the sugar One town in Indiana is called Santa Claus. There is mixture Cream until light and fluffy also a Santa, Idaho. Combine ingredients with a hand mixer on low 2 sticks (1 cup) or 230g) butter speed, then beat on high for two to five min- 3/4 cup (100g) firmly packed brown sugar utes, until they are snow-white and fluffy The idea for using Christmas lights came from an Add and blend on low speed Cover icing with a damp towel to keep in mois- American named Ralph E. Morris in 1895. The new 3/4 cup (250) molasses ture lights proved safer than the traditional candles, which Sift, add, and blend until all flour is absorbed often started fires by falling in the dry Christmas 5 1/4 cups (630) all-purpose flour Marzipan trees. 2 teaspoons baking soda 8 ounces (273 g) almond paste 2 teaspoons cinnamon 2 tablespoons corn syrup A traditional Christmas dinner in early England con- 2 teaspoons ground ginger 1 1/2 cups (180 g) confectioners sugar sisted of the head of a pig prepared with mustard. 1 teaspoon salt Add and blend: Mix the almond paste and corn syrup on low President Franklin Pierce was the first president to 3/4 cup (177 ml) cold water speed until they form a smooth and tight mix- decorate the White House Christmas tree. ture. Knead ingredients by hand to blend the Spread dough on sheet pan, cover with plastic wrap and re- mixture completely. Add sugar a little bit at a frigerate overnight time. Stop when the mixture is stiff but still workable. Microwave it for a couple of min- Royal Icing utes if it crusts over before you use it. 5 1/4 cups (630) confectioners’ sugar The Spartan Review Editors Preparing for the Holidays Samantha Higgins *Ryan McKenna* Kasey Porter Can you believe it, it’s already that time of the year! Kyle Jackson (sophomore) - Chanukah Song Decorations are put into place, lights are hung...all to get Contributors you in the holiday spirit. This is also the time of the year Sam Higgins (junior) - Have Yourself a Merry when the mall is even more packed and it is hard to find a Little Christmas Lauren Barton-Sullivan parking space. Everyone always has a favorite holiday song Holly Brown too. To get a taste of what Milford High students like I asked Bethany Condra (senior) - Christmas Shoes a number of kids from all grades: Elizabeth Castle Evan Doyle (senior) - Rockin’ Around the Bethany Condra Andrew Ulbin (senior) - All I Want for Christmas is You Christmas Tree Evan Doyle Nick Hammond (junior) - Little Drummer Boy As you can see there seems to be a va- Meridith Ingram riety of different songs that are liked by our stu- Alex Lacourse Ricky Sprankle (senior) - Jingle Bells dents. Every year it seems like there are al- Ryan McKenna Jeff Agnew (sophomore) - Blue Christmas, by Elvis ways people that put off shopping until the Maya Tobi last minute. When they go, they still have no Chris Larro (sophomore) - Dominick the Donkey clue what to purchase for the people that they are buying for. Well it all depends on how Adviser Dan Wu (sophomore) - Jingle Bell Rock much you are willing to spend because an iPod always makes a good gift, but it is on Marigail Glasheen Jen Hamilton (sophomore) - Jingle Bells the more pricier end. If all else fails you can always get them a Simon Mall gift card, and Kate Nadeau (junior) - All I Want for Christmas is You it acts like a debit card so it might make the THE SPARTAN REVIEW is person feel better about themselves. a student forum and the opinions expressed James King (freshman) - Chanukah Song in the newspaper are not necessarily con- Stephanie True (senior) - All I Want for Christmas is You sistent with those of the Administration. 3 Swim Team Starts Strong Spartans Slash Sabers *Meridith Ingram* *Holly Brown* The swim team this year is bigger than it has The rumbling stands and roaring fans at the even more thrilling. ever been, with membership above forty athletes. There Souhegan High School gym on Tuesday the 12th was Player #44, Andrew Ulbin (with 12 points are several first year swimmers that went into the sport not for the Sabers but for our Milford Spartans. The and 15 rebounds) spoke about his thoughts on the not knowing everything, but have done well at the first game started and ended neck-to-neck and every minute game. “It was a little sloppy but it felt good to get a meet. First year competitor Tom DiPalma said, “Swim was exciting. Souhegan was ahead in the fourth quar- win in our first game.” Ulbin, along with most of the team is an entirely different experience than I am used ter but with an amazing 3-pointer by Nedad boys, think that they came off strong. They also won to. However, I am learning a lot and having a lot of Handanovic the game unexpectedly tied at 42-42 bring- the next game on the 14th against Bow High School. fun.” ing it into over time. Kayla Tardiff also commented on the game This feeling is shared with many that com- A similar game was played in overtime. Ei- saying, “This is the first game I really got into and peted in their first meet on December 8th. Milford com- ther team could have taken it but the team that wanted that I actually enjoyed.” peted against Londonderry and Nashua North. The it more stole the game winning 52-45. The Milford Keep doing what you’re doing and good luck boy’s team finished second over all, while the girl’s Spartans’ victory brought the crowd to a stampede on with the rest of the season boys! team finished third. There were strong individual fin- the floor and the others out the door. The fans only ishes from Nick Clark, Paul Carrier, Erica Gautier, and took a third of the seats but at times it seemed as though Sarah Gautier. All swimmers did well and set fast times the entire gym was in favor of Milford making the game to which they hope to improve upon within the season. Returning varsity member, Laura Burdett stated, “The first meet is always a hard one because a lot of swim- Girls’ Basketball Win Opening Game mers are just getting back into competitive swimming, *Liz Castle* but I think everyone did great!” Tom agreed by saying, “The team is strong and should have a successful sea- This year the girls’ basketball varsity team is Wamala, a new addition to the team, rebounded well son.” off to a great start. In their first game against Con-Val all game. Heather Blase played well and worked hard Coach Laura Gautier feels very positive about High School, the girls’ varsity team came out strong with her aggressive attitude. Altogether the girls’ var- the team and feels there are many individuals who have with the score being 15-6 in the first quarter. The girls sity basketball team worked together and played well the ability to make states at the end of the season. Laura continued their enthusiasm and effort throughout the all game long. Mrs. Doran, the coach of the girls’ bas- Burdett added words of encouragement by stating, “I half finishing it with a score of 28-13. The half-time ketball varsity team, has some remarks on the pos- think the season’s going to be one of the best we’ve break did not halt the team’s desire to win, and Con-Val sible outcomes of this season. Good job everyone! had yet and I’m really looking forward to the next faced a tough second half. The game ended with Milford meet.” The first home meet takes place on January 5th winning 58-41. The leading scorer of the game was “How well do you think the girls’ basketball team will against Conant at Hampshire Hills. Swimmer Sarah Victoria Chloros with thirteen points. Captains Meghan do this year?” Clark says, “I am very excited for the first home meet Woodworth and Liz Charpentier both played a great “If we play with confidence and if we play intense we and I hope to see a lot of supporters there!” game and led the team to a successful first win. Mel will surprise a lot of teams this year. If we play to our Forte was also another key payer of the game with her potential we will make playoffs.” Wrestling Springs Into usual energy and hustle. Jessica Mitchell had a couple of three-pointers, stunning several players. Jessica Action *Ryan McKenna* Ski Team Slides Into Gear *Evan Doyle* On December 9th, the Milford High School This year, the Milford High School’s Ski team for each event being announced at a later time. wrestling team opened their season traveling to Franklin. season, is looking very bright. With the leadership from When I spoke to seniors John DeWispelaere Hopes were high for the Spartans that their hard work numerous seniors and the up and coming underclass- and Andrew Curtis, DeWispelaere commented say- and training would pay off. To get inside scoop I inter- man, the team seems to have a good outlook on the year. ing. “The season looks as though it will go extremely viewed senior Justin Gaudette: The team this year consists of; seniors John well.” Curtis added “Being my first year competing, DeWispelaere, newcomer Andrew Curtis, Hillary Scott, I’m really excited. After playing golf and baseball, McKenna: How many years have you been wrestling? Gaudette: This is going to be my 5th year. Josh Blase and Matt Sebas. Underclassmen include Lily trying out for the ski team is a nice change of pace, so McKenna: What weight class are you planning on wres- Barr, Shanna Barrow, Nick Bokhan, Christine Orcutt, I’m really looking forward to it.” DeWispelaere also tling in this year? and Sam Ingram. Their meets take place between added “This is going to be a really fun year for my Gaudette: I am wrestling in the 189s. Crotched Mountain and Gunstock from January 4th to teammates and me. The hard work has really paid McKenna: How does the freshman class look this year? Febuary 8, with finals taking place at different times. off, and now that we are seniors, we couldn’t be more Gaudette: They are little and also have minimal experi- Boys that find themselves going to state competition excited for the season to start. Although still a couple ence. will be traveling to Cranmore on February 13th, while weeks away, we are trying to prepare ourselves in the McKenna: How do you think the team will do this year? the girls who end up at states will have their competi best way possible, staying in shape and keeping fo- Gaudette: We are going to be a tough competitor at states. tion at Waterville Valley on February 15th, with times cused. ” McKenna: How did you guys do at the meet on Satur- day? Winter Cheer in Action Gaudette: We won the competition 54-30 so we did great. McKenna: Who won their matches? *Bethany Condra* Gaudette: Me, John Benson, Justin Jarek, and Matt Myers. The winter basketball cheer team is smaller this The coaches for this team have cheered on James King, Mike LeVeille, Johnny Vlachos, Winston season, than last season.. They also have two new Merrimack and Nashua. Both towns are very com- Harris, and Dan MacDuff all won by forfeit. coaches. The captains this year are Becca Pollard, Katy petitive class L teams. They have also placed across Sexton, and Kasey Porter. “We are very busy working the country in various All Star Cheer teams. “There To get a taste of what the new comers think about on a new routine to get ready for Kiwanis in about a are less practices this season and that means more time wrestling I interviewed freshman James King: month, and it’s coming along very well,” said Becca. to relax, which the team needs,” said Samantha The team has to work hard because basketball Higgins. The team practices just about two to three McKenna: How many years have you been wrestling? cheerleading teams are tougher and more competitive. King: I have been wrestling for 3 years now. times a week. New competitors for this year’s season Pelham, Souhegan, and Monadnock will still be their are Pembroke and Laconia. The team is looking to McKenna: What weight class are you wrestling in this rivals this winter. The team has incredible stunting with have another great season. After coming in first at year? two returning flyers from last season. Although the team last year’s competition the team has high hopes to King: I am wrestling in the 130s. lacks in tumbling, because only half the team can tumble, take the title in states once again. The competition is McKenna: What's the biggest difference so far that you have noticed between middle school wrestling and high they’re joining a gymnastics class to help them improve. just about a month away and the team is working school wrestling? “I have very high hopes this year for our team,” said hard to get everything together. Good luck girls! King: The kids are more experienced and better, you get Kasey Porter.. a better workout, there's a lot more running involved, and Track Meet Gets A Running Start it is more intense. McKenna: How did you do in your first high school meet? *Alex Lacourse* King: I won by forfeit. Milford High’s Winter (Indoor) track season Q: How many events are in Winter Track? McKenna: is there anything you are looking forward to has begun, and their first meet was a complete success. A: A lot.. (Indoor Track consists of many events, such this year? Such as goals? One of the members of the track team, Dan Wu, was as The Shot Put, High Jump, Long Jump, 55 Meter King: Seeing how I do in states, and to try and place 5th Dash, and races ranging from 300-3000 Meters.) interviewed. or better in states. Q: So how was the first meet? Q: What events do you do? Overall it looks like the wrestling team is head- A: 300 Meters, and the 55M Dash. ing in the right direction this year with a positive mood in A: It went great. The team didn’t do too bad. the air and we wish them the best of luck with their sea- Q: How does the team look this year? Q: Does the team have any plans for this year? son! A: Derek Larosse is incredibly fast, and Mike deHaan A: Not really anything different. We have a new coach will be good in shotput. though, and he’s all about running. 4 MHS Students Await Prom Students Attend December *Samantha Higgins* Dance *Lauren Sullivan* It seems Milford High School is all ready to closer.. On Friday December 8, the sophomores end the 2006-2007 school year. While seniors plan for To fundraise for prom, there are many things hosted a school dance from 7-10:30. I went to the cafe their senior trip, the juniors are busily planning for this they plan to do. The Powder Puff game was one of and asked around for comments on the dance. year’s prom. After debating for weeks, the prom com- them, selling candy is a possibility, and dances and mittee came up with a theme: Under the Sea. The things of that sort are being tossed around also. Any The dance was ok, but they could have played prom’s name is not yet determined but many think that junior or senior who wants to buy tickets to prom needs better music. Nobody really went, they should have “Deep Blue Destiny” is a catchy title. Prom chairper- to pay all of their dues first and they can do so by giv- more casual dances though. sons, Emily Spicer and Julie Lessard, along with the ing it to their class advisors. Just by paying your dues other prom committee members are working very hard will help make the prom of ‘07 even better. -Olivia Patnaude at putting together an excellent event this year. Among The Under the Sea theme gives a lot of great the discussions, the decorations, food, and parting gifts ideas for decorating and parting gifts, but if anyone It was all right, but they could have played seem to be the biggest topics. The Holiday Inn in who is not on prom committee would like to join or better music and there could have been more people, I Nashua gave us a menu to choose from and the com- just has a few ideas, there are meetings right after school don’t think they advertised it enough. mittee decided to do a buffet and not a sit down dinner on every Tuesday in room 77. Even though prom isn't so it would be more convenient for the people who until May 19th, there are still many things to decide -Chelsea Carey don’t feel like eating at a specific time. The commit- and many things to accomplish to make this prom the tee seems to want to get everything done as soon as best one yet.. The music was a lot better then it normally is. possible so they don’t feel rushed when the day comes There wasn’t many people there though, and there was way too much drama. They need to play a lot more rock. Seniors Weigh In On Class Trip *Evan Doyle* -Bobby Spence Each year seniors plan a day in which they can all get closer to the end of the school year. This year the tar- together for one of, if not the last field trip they will It was fun I guess, not too many people get date is June 6th, and a “ballot,” which will include take together. Last year’s final decision came down to showed up though. blurbs concerning that particular trip, will be sent out a trip to Boston or a clam bake as well as time with to all seniors to make the decision final. Both the trip friends. Trip ideas had been thrown into the hat, with -Matt Maynard to Boston and to the Lakes region, will include activi- two becoming more prominent than others. This year ties that have yet to be determined, where both will the final decision was supposed to come down to a trip I thought it was lame in the begin- end with a cruise. Class advisor Mr. Miller commented to Boston or a trip to the Northern Lakes region. A ning, but after the varsity game was over, it was ok saying, “The plans are not going very well. We need meeting was set to take place to make the final deci- because more people came. more input from the student body. When the meeting sion, but there was not a large enough group of seniors was held, very few kids got to us.” In addition, he to decide. Among other problems, was that the remain- -Ariana Camillieri jokingly continued, “If we do not make plans soon, ing students who attended the meeting brought the vote the trip will be at Keys Park, catered by the lunch la- to a 50/50 split. In the beginning there wasn’t very many dies.” The trip as always, is planned for sometime people there, after the varsity game. more people showed up. The music could have been better, but it was all right. -Emi Sano The music could have been better, you have to go with your friends to have a good time though. -Miquela Caswell I thought it was pretty intense! But there wasn’t enough people there though. -Brenda Torres History of Santa Claus *Holly Brown* The American version of Santa Claus that we are all familiar with came from the Dutch Legend of Sin- ter Klaas. The legend was brought by settlers who came to New York in the 17th century. “St. A Claus” had been mentioned in the Ameri- can Press around 1773, but it was author Washington Irv- ing who gave the public a story to live off for the rest of Holiday Concert Rocks! time. Irving gave detailed information about the Dutch *Lauren Sullivan* version of Saint Nicholas. He also told how Saint Nick would always arrive on horseback. The Dutch version of “Santa” had completely On Friday December 15, the band and chorus Everything was really great this year, color gaurd did transferred into an American one by 1823 because of the held a holiday concert in the cafe at 7 pm. It was said really great. Chorus had some good songs that the au- poem A Visit from Saint Nicholas, aka,The Night Before to be one of the best concerts in years. Here is what the dience got into. Christmas. The poem was written by Clement Clarke students say: -Lauren Lambert Chorus/Color gaurd Moore. Moore had put details into this poem such as the names of the reindeer, the method in which Santa gets up I think the concert went pretty well, but it was I thought it was really good, one of the best the chimney, and his hearty laugh. Drawings of St. Nick unorganized and should have been practiced more, I ever! were introduced in 1931 for Coca-Cola advertisements . thought Friday was the better of the two. -Lauren Anderson Color gaurd Later they appeared in Harper’s Magazine. The illustra- -Jasmine Gramatikas Chorus/Color gaurd tor who published his ideas on how Santa looked went I think that it went very well, and the color by the name of Thomas Nast who gave everyone the idea I though it was fun, but it was extremely un- gaurd performance was the best I’ve ever seen. that this man had a workshop in the North Pole and that organized. My favorite part was the twelve groovy days. -Stephanie Morris Band Santa kept a list of the the naughty and nice children. Later The choreography needed to be better. details were added about Santa’s elves, Rudolph's shiny -Dom Russell Band/Chorus red nose, and the toy shops. Everyone liked the songs,and color gaurd did Over time more physical features were described a really good job. I had a lot of fun doing it, I think that we did for St. Nicholas Over the world different ideas of Santa -Winston Harris II Band were started but all in all the world was familiar with a pretty good! -Liz Freel Chorus/Color gaurd white bearded, rounded, rosy cheeked man who gave pre- I went to the concert and I thought the band sents to the world and brought joy to everyone. and the chorus did and outstanding job. It was very There are other stories in different religions that exquisite. are just as fascinating but the history of St. Nick is my -Samantha Lavoie personal favorite.
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