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Journal Writing Project: Secret Santa


By Alexis Jorgensen

Mon, Dec 22nd, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Journal Student Writing Project

By Alexis Jorgensen

Lanesboro is a truly unique community with a very fun atmosphere year round. Many people are aware of Lanesboro’s various town festivities such as Buffalo Bill Days, Rhubarb Fest, and Art in the Park, but the activities that occur in Lanesboro High School are typically unknown; for example, our annual Secret Santa tradition that occurs just before the students leave for winter break.

Secret Santa is one of the many school-wide bonding activities that Lanesboro does through FCCLA. Everyone who is involved in this organization, 7-12th grade, is given a handout at the beginning of December. The students all fill out the form with their name, locker number, favorite color, snacks they like, drink ideas, and any small gifts they may like to receive. Everyone then hands in their forms in to Mrs. Gathje, the FCCLA advisor, and after everyone’s forms are in, each student draws. Whichever student they draw is now their student that they get to buy presents for. Each day consists of a $3 to $4 gift Monday through Thursday, and Friday is around an $8 gift. After shopping around for the perfect gifts comes the fun part, giving your presents. This year, Secret Santa landed on the week of the 15 through the 19. It is not uncommon to see students tip toeing around the hallways the week of Secret Santa. Many try to hide their gifts in their shirts as they’re on their way to deliver presents. It is always fun to open your locker to find your favorite snacks or a neatly wrapped present waiting for you. Many students try to guess who their Secret Santa is by looking at the handwriting, how neatly the present is wrapped, or even by catching their Secret Santa while they’re putting a present in their locker!

Secret Santa is one of my favorite traditions at Lanesboro because it puts smiles on everyone’s faces and truly brings the whole school together. Secret Santa teaches all the students that giving can be just as fun as receiving, and even something little you do can brighten up someone’s day. This is a rewarding tradition at Lanesboro High School that will hopefully continue for years to come.

Alexis Jorgensen is a student at Lanesboro High School. She is one of five area students participating in the Journal Writing Project, now in its sixteenth year.

Journal Writing Project: Fascinations

By Sara Vettleson-Trutza

Mon, Dec 15th, 2014
Posted in Canton Journal Student Writing Project

Why do we as people become thoroughly enthralled in sports? This obsession has become a huge money making industry. According to Forbes(2014) the average NFL team is worth 1.43 billion. Most people don’t think twice about this. They love to watc ..... 
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Journal Writing Project: Fascinations

By Sara Vettleson-Trutza

Mon, Dec 15th, 2014
Posted in Mabel Journal Student Writing Project

Why do we as people become thoroughly enthralled in sports? This obsession has become a huge money making industry. According to Forbes(2014) the average NFL team is worth 1.43 billion. Most people don’t think twice about this. They love to watc ..... 
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Journal Writing Project: It is the giving season

Mon, Dec 8th, 2014
Posted in Canton Journal Student Writing Project

By Gabrielle Sand Have you done your good deed for the day? If not, you can stop by the Mabel-Canton High School Gym and pick out an ornament off the Christmas in Fillmore County tree! The ornaments have pictures on them of gifts that are needed. O ..... 
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Journal Writing Project: It is the giving season

Mon, Dec 8th, 2014
Posted in Mabel Journal Student Writing Project

By Gabrielle Sand Have you done your good deed for the day? If not, you can stop by the Mabel-Canton High School Gym and pick out an ornament off the Christmas in Fillmore County tree! The ornaments have pictures on them of gifts that are needed. O ..... 
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Remembering those lost

By Stephanie Phillips

Mon, Dec 1st, 2014
Posted in Canton Journal Student Writing Project

Everything changed for the families of 26 people on December 14, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. Early in the morning while Sandy Hook Elementary School was in session, a 20 year old man named Adam Lanza, shot his way into the school. The police be ..... 
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Remembering those lost

By Stephanie Phillips

Mon, Dec 1st, 2014
Posted in Mabel Journal Student Writing Project

Everything changed for the families of 26 people on December 14, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. Early in the morning while Sandy Hook Elementary School was in session, a 20 year old man named Adam Lanza, shot his way into the school. The police be ..... 
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Problems with an old school

By Jeremiah Munson

Mon, Nov 24th, 2014
Posted in Peterson Journal Student Writing Project

The Rushford-Peterson School District just passed their new school referendum this past election. Many members of the community had heard different reasons for why the referendum should be passed but perhaps could not fully grasp the need. Some of ..... 
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Problems with an old school

By Jeremiah Munson

Mon, Nov 24th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Journal Student Writing Project

The Rushford-Peterson School District just passed their new school referendum this past election. Many members of the community had heard different reasons for why the referendum should be passed but perhaps could not fully grasp the need. Some of th ..... 
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