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RHS Students Spread Holiday Cheer

Christmas magic is in full effect in and around Romulus. Three groups from Romulus High School have demonstrated the reason for the season, giving to others. Romulus High School’s Family Career Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) chapter led by teacher Lisa Willerick has won gold medals over the years at the state and national level for their dedication to the community. However, their work always begins at the local level. Recently members of the chapter spent the day at the Romulus Senior Center for their annual Christmas dinner. FCCLA students not only visited with the seniors but also helped serve more than and clean up the holiday meal.

The National Honor Society also participated in giving festivities of their own. NHS selects one elementary school each year, providing an opportunity for kindergarten, and special education students to Christmas shop for two people in their family. Students are able to select items at no cost, this year students at Barth Elementary were the recipients. “We accept monetary donations and gift items all year round. The whole experience really puts smiles on the kids faces”, said NHS Advisor Kathy Rice. To contribute to this cause email kjrice@romulus.k12.mi.us.

The staff at Romulus High School was also on the receiving end of the seasonal spirit. Alexia Mancilla-Jackson and her LIFT students invited more than one hundred guests to enjoy a free catered lunch. The luncheon allows school staff to catch up and mingle with co-workers while the LIFT students learn valuable life skills in the process.