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Redhawks Soar in Filling Shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child photo

Redhawks Soar in Filling Shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child

The Monroe High School Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Deca, and Teens for Christ sponsored Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Drive at Monroe High during the month of November. Operation Christmas Child is a Samaritan’s Purse Project that encourages individuals and organizations to fill empty shoeboxes with toys, school supplies, hygiene items, clothing and candy to send to needy children in over 130 countries throughout the world. During this year’s drive, students, faculty and staff members packed 115 shoeboxes, surpassing last year’s total of 64. Also this year, a group of 32 students and 10 faculty/staff members volunteered at the Operation Christmas Child Processing Center in Charlotte on Thursday evening, Dec. 11th. At the processing center, the Redhawks worked various jobs such as pre-sorting, inspecting, taping, and “cartonizing”. They also learned that the shoeboxes they were processing would be going to children in the countries of Columbia, South America and Zimbabwe, South Africa.

This is the fourth year the Monroe High School FCA has sponsored this drive. Each year more students, faculty and staff members join in to pack, collect, and process shoeboxes.

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MHS Global Latino Holiday Celebration

The Monroe High School Globalization Correlate along with the MHS Latino Club, The Spanish Club, ESL and Art Classes worked together to organize the traditional Monroe High School Global Holiday Celebration. The 14th Holiday Celebration was held on Thursday December 18th in the school cafeteria. As usual, this event brought together school faculty and staff, students, their families and members of the community to celebrate the holidays with a global theme.

The celebration started at 4:00 pm when attendees tasted delicious international food. “Ballet Cielito Lindo” brought globalization to life with their traditional Aztec dances. As in past celebrations, Ballet Cielito Lindo showcased the valuable window of opportunities the arts provide to expand our global culture.

The Monroe High School Step Team filled the cafeteria with energy through electrifying performances that impressed the audience. The Step Team incorporated global elements into their presentation. Their routines proved that their hard work and dedication to this form of art is consolidating the step team as one on Monroe High School’s points of pride.

The MHS International Global Latino Holiday celebration is a tradition that continues to reinforce the MHS emphasis on diversity and globalization. It is a showcase of the cultural diversity and global reach of our staff, students their families and the community.

Special thanks to our global partners Ballet Cielito Lindo, Restaurantes El Vallarta, and Rodriguez Produce who continue to make this special celebration possible.

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