The holiday season is upon us and in addition to regular academic and extracurricular activities, Morgan High School is decking the halls, caroling, and gathering food and gifts to support families in need. Students and staff members are as busy as Santa’s elves making preparations for drama productions, choir and band concerts, and various athletic and club competitions.
MHS drama classes have just finished a successful running of “The Good the Bad and the Pirates.” The play was a huge hit with adults and children alike. Many of the cast and crew are in need of some well-deserved rest, and they all need a pat on the back for a job well done. They will soon start preparations for the upcoming musical, so watch for announcements.
In the next few days, both the choir and band students will be performing holiday favorites. The combined hours of practice that the students and teachers have put in to perfect these songs is astounding, and the performances will be a treat for all who attend.
Our academic competition teams are studying and preparing for their seasons as well. The newly- formed debate team has already competed and has spent a lot of time researching and practicing to represent Morgan High School in a field where the Trojans have been absent for quite some time. Both boys’ and girls’ basketball teams are running like crazy and the wrestlers have already tested their strength and endurance at a couple of matches. The half-time entertainment is also practicing and entering their competition season, so good luck cheer and drill. This time of year exemplifies the meaning of “holiday hustle and bustle.”
The students are combining efforts in all classes to gather food and money for the giving tree located at Ridley’s. Seeing these efforts snowball each day is inspiring and can be a source of hope for anyone who might think that this upcoming generation is struggling or selfish.
Maya Angelou once said, “You can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights…” I have to admit that although I haven’t lost any luggage lately, the weather and some tangled lights may have tried my patience. However, being able to watch and participate with staff and students who put in countless hours to study, compete, perform, and give to others has helped to bolster my spirits and attitude. I hope that all of you have a wonderful holiday season and are able to enjoy the events and activities throughout the next few weeks. Thanks for letting me be a small part of all of it. Merry Christmas!