Career and Technical Education Students Collaborate to Deliver Holiday Cheer

Teenagers gathered with elderly celebrating Christmas.Students attending the Washington County Career and Technical Education Center recently completed their holiday service project. Students provided a Christmas party for residents of Grace Healthcare on Thursday, December 11. The Washington County Career & Technical Education Center raised over $5,000 for this project.

Each program at the Center held fundraising activities in order to pay for food and gifts for the Grace residents. Thirty-nine patients from the nursing home came to the Center to celebrate with an early Christmas dinner and a visit from Santa Claus, who brought gifts for all attendees. The Culinary Arts students prepared and served a wonderful Christmas dinner, while the LPN and Certified Nurse Aide students took care of the personal needs of the residents. Cosmetology classes provided haircuts and manicures for the residents and the Carpentry classes made ornaments for the residents to decorate and hang on their tree at Grace Healthcare.

Over forty student volunteers chauffeured the patients around to the different shops to see the Career and Technical Education Center students demonstrating their skills. The Kidz Place Pre-K, the Greendale Choir, and the AHS Choir all sang Christmas songs for the residents. The AHS Horticulture class also donated beautiful poinsettias to be given to the residents of Grace Healthcare. While only thirty-nine patients were able to make the trip to the Washington County Career and Technical Education Center, all one hundred and nine Grace Healthcare patients received gifts from Santa. Students, accompanied by Santa, visited residents on Friday, December 12 to distribute the remaining gifts. Students and residents had a delightful time sharing the Christmas spirit.

Contact Person: 
Mike Stewart