Why Mustangs Love Christmas

By Jennifer Baker, MJHS student writer
left to right: MJHS Students Marinn Graves and Alexis Robinson

Twas the week before Christmas Break, and all through the school, everyone was thinking, “some time off would be cool!” It was that time of year again at Mapleton Junior High when everyone was looking forward to the Christmas Break. With Christmas right around the corner, the students began dreaming of that wonderful time off with no homework and extra sleep. After all, there would be presents to open, movies to watch (Elf in particular), and Michael Buble’s enchanting Christmas CD to listen to. Christmas was only a week away, and it seemed that students and teachers alike were catching the holiday jitters.

When asked what her favorite part about Christmas was, ninth grader Addie Harmon replied, “I love the good feeling you get when giving. There is just a happy atmosphere this time of year.”

Harmon wasn’t the only one ready for the holidays. Witney Ercanbrack said her favorite parts of the Christmas season are the trees and people’s joyful facial expressions. Extra sleep and food were Chris Swensen’s events to look forward to. All three students agreed that the break from school was a definite plus.

Teachers are looking forward to the holiday as well. “I like to watch my kids be excited as they open presents,” said Mrs. Rowley, a U.S. History teacher and Student Government advisor.

            Whether they love the trees, lights, music, or decorations, MJHS Mustangs are ready for Christmas. They hope everyone will be able to have a wonderful holiday season.