Student Santas

The high school’s Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) Club convened for a "Wrapping and Rapping" party to cap off the districtwide Adopt-A-Cherub holiday program.

SADD Club advisor Janet Werner-Kempski and club members recruited organizations and clubs within the high school to donate and wrap more than 100 gifts, which will be given to the student "cherubs" they adopted for the holiday season. Each club was provided with the age and gender of their cherub and then selected appropriate gifts, including clothes, figurines, board games, books, teddy bears, playing cards and sporting goods.

SADD Club staffers were pleased to have the opportunity to make someone else’s holiday a little brighter this year, especially those less fortunate in these tough economic times. "The gifts will be given to district students in need," Werner-Kempski said. “This event is about music, fellowship and wrapping presents.”

While students wrapped the gifts, they enjoyed a festive afternoon of chatting with teachers, listening to music and bonding with their fellow classmates. The SADD Club was joined by members of Deer Park High School's Anti-Bullying Club, Community Service Club, Gay-Straight Alliance, Theater Club, Comic Book Club and Senior Class Boys' Varsity leaders, all of whom participated in the program and made it a success.