Karson Powers

Spanish club spreading the holiday spirit

Moments of joy and lots of food highlighted the Spanish Club’s field trip to deliver Christmas presents to the kids of the Abrazos organization. This was held at the Midland Park Community Center in North Charleston on Dec. 6. 

When they arrived, Wando students opened up the celebration by singing “Frosty the Snowman,” “Let It Snow” and “Feliz Navidad.” The children joined in with the singing and performed their own Christmas songs. 

The mothers of the children had prepared different Hispanic dishes for the students’ lunch, including quesadillas, sweet potato enchiladas, mole and flan. 

Earlier that month, each student had picked out a child to give Christmas presents to on the day of the trip. After lunch they delivered their gifts to their assigned child. The room was filled with laughter and excitement as the children unwrapped their new toys. 

Many received toy trucks or dolls but the gift many were most excited about was a candy-filled pinata. To end the day, the pinata was hung up outside and the kids took turns hitting it until the candy spilled out and they ran to collect it. 

“My favorite part of the day was when my little boy, Elio, opened his gifts because he was so excited,” junior Ella McCarthy said. “I could tell he loved them. That trip made me feel so appreciative of what I have and I’m so glad I went.” 

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