by Lisa Tome
As of father of six children, Will Cook has learned to deal with whatever life dishes out.
On Saturday, December 8, Cook was handed the names of four children all in need of a Christmas.
During the annual Ravens Roost #119 breakfast with Santa, four unexpected guests - two girls age 8, and two girls age 10 - turned out for the event. Because the rest of the 60 children attending the breakfast were receiving gifts, Cook was called upon to quickly save Christmas for the quartet.
Students in Brittany Rigdon's Natural Resources class competed in a wreath design competition. After Thanksgiving break, students began collecting greens from around their home and the CCST grounds. They sold poinsettia grown in the school's greenhouse and made grave blankets and wreaths. "For the seniors, it factors into their overall grade, but we also thought we would turn it into a contest," Rigdon said. "A rubric shows how the wreaths have to be made. There is a theme but it doesn't have to be Christmas. One has a veterans theme and there is a wreath with a tools theme and a Ravens wreath." Zoe Mitchell of Rising Sun planned to make a donut theme wreath before reconsidering. "I originally had another idea, but that didn't work out," Mitchell said. "I had already spray-painted it so I just spray-painted it black. I brought in a stuffed animal and made it into something. It worked out better than I thought." Savannah Dunn of Elkton elected to go with a traditional Christmas theme. "It takes a lot of hard work," Dunn said. "You have to focus. I thought it would be a little easier." Courtney England of Rising Sun finished first. Dunn placed second.
Cecil County School of Technology turned a project into a fun contest.
Students in Brittany Rigdon's Natural Resources class competed in a wreath design competition.