Winter Wonderland celebration brings holiday cheer to Archer

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Photo credit: Anna Brodsky

Sophomores Juliet Youssef, Grace Kerner, and Alexa Tierney pose while serving hot chocolate to students.

Filled with the smell of latkes and the sound of holiday carols, Archer’s seasonally decorated courtyard was home to the annual Winter Wonderland celebration.

The festivities took place on Friday, Dec. 9 and were organized by student council. Activities included cookie decorating, performances by Archer’s a cappella groups, Adopt-A-Family gift wrapping, hot chocolate and latke stations and the eagerly anticipated gingerbread house decorating contest, won by the 12th grade.

Students participated in various activities during the festival to earn spirit points for their grade.

 

Check out the photo gallery below with highlights from the celebration.

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  • A bird’s eye view of the winter wonderland celebration. Students bonded across grade levels while participating in friendly competitions for spirit points.

    Photo credit: Anna Brodsky

  • A seasonally themed sign hangs in the courtyard. Student council decorated the entire courtyard for the event.

    Photo credit: Anika Bhavnani

  • Eighth graders Vivien Tierney and Ava Thompson prepare to decorate their gingerbread house. The eighth grade submission got second place in the contest.

    Photo credit: Anna Brodsky

  • Archer’s two a capella groups, Something Major and the Unaccompanied Minors, perform ‘Jingle Bells’ in the courtyard.

    Photo credit: Anna Brodsky

  • A student places a ticket in the ninth grade box. Faculty members distributed tickets, which were redeemable for spirit points, to students that dressed festively and participated in activities.

    Photo credit: Anika Bhavnani

  • Faith Hernandez ’20 decorates a cookie. Students brought cookies in to earn spirit points for their grade.

    Photo credit: Anna Brodsky

  • Emma Golden ’19, Alex Sherman ’17, Rachel Pike ’17 and faculty members Stephanie Ferri and Brian Wogensen pose as they prepare to serve latkes to students.

    Photo credit: Anika Bhavnani

  • The senior team decorates their gingerbread house. The Peanuts-themed creation won first place, earning spirit points for the seniors.

    Photo credit: Anika Bhavnani

  • Students wrap gifts for Archer’s annual Adopt-a-Family program.

    Photo credit: Anna Brodsky

  • Isabella Silvers ’20 writes her New Year’s Resolution on a board set up by student council.

    Photo credit: Anna Brodsky

  • Chad Attie, a faculty judge, inspects the ninth grade gingerbread house. The freshmen won third place in the contest.

    Photo credit: Anna Brodsky

  • The sophomores’ final gingerbread house submission.

    Photo credit: Anna Brodsky

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