St. Nick Visits Schools Bearing Backpacks from CAUW
- December 18, 2009
Early today, December 18, the legend of St. Nicholas came alive in East Baton Rouge Parish as he visited several public elementary schools. All told, Santas dressed in the Victorian-style costume visited students in grades Pre-K through second at 11 schools. At Capitol Elementary School, St. Nick heard Christmas requests in person from Pre-K students like (left to right in front) William Butler, Noreon Butler and Kyrielle Henry. Items on wish lists ranged from race cars and dolls to a live tiger.
Schools were chosen based on the number of students qualified for free and reduced lunch. The event is organized annually by the Capital Area United Way (CAUW). Corporations sponsor the project at about $25 per backpack, and many of the gift items are donated.
About 3,000 backpacks filled with toys, Crayons, coloring books and service information were placed magically on each school desk in the schools last night for Santa’s greeting this morning. Santa read “The Legend of St. Nicholas” to children, answered questions and visited classrooms. Each student received a special candy coin from Santa himself.
Principal Brister in Washington, D.C., to Accept McKinley Middle School’s Second Blue Ribbon Award
On Tuesday, November 13, 2012, Principal Herman Brister (pictured, left) and the school’s Teacher of the Year, Lynn Williamson (right), were in Washington, D.C., accepting McKinley Middle Academic Magnet School’s National Blue Ribbon Award from U.S. Department of Education’s Director of National Blue Ribbon Schools Program Aba Kumi (center). The event, which recognized some 314 schools from across the United States, was held at the Omni Hotel. Click herefor story.
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