Students and faculty in Union City spread Christmas joy

UNION CITY, Tenn. —Schools in Union City spread Christmas cheer and enjoy holiday traditions.

According to a news release from Union City Schools, last week was busy, but not just from finishing up on work before the holiday break.

Students from all across the Union City area enjoyed holiday traditions and keeping the spirit of the holiday alive.

The release states that students from Union City Elementary enjoyed a reading of the holiday classic, “The Polar Express,” read by Vice Principal Thel Taylor.

Taylor even dressed in special attire, resembling that of the conductor from the book. But others at the school also participated in holiday festivities.

Students in the lower grades performed a Christmas concert for family and friends.

The release also shared, the school’s third and fourth grade members of “Voices” visited several areas throughout the community performing Christmas favorites, under the direction of music teacher, Katie Tohn.

Other students from the schools in the area helped out including members of Tornado RISE, who spent the morning in Martin helping at Santa’s Village, and were then treated to lunch for such good behavior.

Union City middle school teachers joined together, under the coordination of Guidance Counselor, Mary Wiggins, donating funds to give 24 students, along with those helped by the Chimes for Charity organization, gifts for Christmas.

Also according to the release, long-time UCHS teacher, Carolyn Nipp, along with Beta Club members, and volunteers managed to organize fundraisers which brought in more than $700 in donations for the victims of recent storms that devastated areas in Tennessee and Kentucky.

The good deeds and holiday blessings from students and faculty at Union City Schools most certainly did not go unnoticed.

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