On Wednesday, December 11, students and faculty celebrated the last real day of classes before midterms with a morning trip to Hobcaw Barony and an afternoon Secret Santa Christmas party. We toured artist-in-residence Maura Kenny’s watercolor exhibit at the Discovery Center. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed her enhancement of the medium with silver stitches and transparent overlays to suggest the past in our present. The weather was so beautiful that we decided to walk down to the pond behind the center, which was lovely.
At lunch, a large and mysterious box arrived in the common room, courtesy of Chris and Chandler. The seniors presented their senior gift to The Georgetown School: a brand new refrigerator to keep drinks cold and ready to sell! Dr. Gates announced our spring trip destination and that all student fund-raisers should be directed towards earning money for it.
All week long, presents had been piling up under our tree, thanks to a Secret Santa gift exchange organized by Sarah. During sixth period on Wednesday, we held our our Christmas party. The festivities started with some carols, accompanied by ukulele then moved on to the gift exchange. For some reason, each person had to jump into the air and spin around three times before opening his or her gift. Items ranged from a mini crock pot to gold lame stretch pants to a giant sharpie collection to food (candy proved especially popular!). Students celebrated their friendship with each other, then shared some eggnog, apple cider and sweets. Merry Christmas!