Stephenville High School librarian Rachel Kammerer has started what may turn into a tradition by putting together a Christmas tree contest for the school’s organizations, clubs and departments.
There are 14 entries displayed in the library and students can vote through Dec. 13 for two trees — the one that best represents the organization, club or department, and their personal favorite.
“I just wanted to bring some fun to the high school, some Christmas spirit,” Kammerer said. “Each tree is absolutely unique.”
Some of the trees include theatre, which was made with a green ladder to represent the tech theatre side and characters made of paper that students created of themselves; video tech, which features an actual film reel with popcorn and various other decor; art, which features little paint brushes, pipe cleaners and painted ornaments; the library, which is entirely made of books; the cheerleaders, made of pom poms with pictures and lights; the front office, which features a wide range of ornaments from supplies to mini documents, badges and a large parking cone; the outdoor adventure class, which was made out of arrows; and many more.
“There was a sponsor up here this morning and she submitted a tree and told me they are already thinking about next year,” Kammerer said. “So I think this is going to become a little tradition here.”
Prizes will be awarded to the winners, but Kammerer could not reveal what those prizes will be just yet.
“The prize will be given when we get back from Christmas break,” she said. “I’m very excited and it’s also great because it brings awareness to our clubs and organizations.”