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McKENZIE (December 14) — McKenzie Middle School presented its annual Christmas program Friday, full of music, fun and cheer.The middle school band performed “Jingle Bells,” …
McKENZIE (December 14) — McKenzie Middle School presented its annual Christmas program Friday, full of music, fun and cheer.
The middle school band performed “Jingle Bells,” “Up on the Housetop,” “Frosty the Snowman” and “‘Twas the Parade Before Christmas,” a medley of holiday favorites which the band performed in the recent Christmas parade.
MMS music teacher Veda Haney then led her volunteer choir in four numbers. “Silent Night” featured soloist Shamiya Curry-Long, and the choir accompanied her with sign language before joining in with vocals. “Jingle Bells” featured solos by SkyeAnna Shaddon, Ady Freeman and Abbi Sumrok. Maggie Walker was the featured soloist on “Let it Snow!,” and Taniyah Diggs performed a dance. Finally, “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” featured solos by Landon Otis, Brayden Priddy, Riley Hudgins, Kalecia Cunningham and Shelby Lewis. Shamiya Curry-Long portrayed Rudolph, while Alivia Poff played the part of Santa.
Next, teams from each grade competed in a snowman relay race. One student from each team was turned into a snowman using toilet paper, scarves, hats and gloves. The eighth grade team completed the relay the fastest.
Then, one student and one teacher from each grade teamed up for “Finish the Lyrics – Christmas Edition.” After a hard-fought competition, fifth grade teacher and Rebecca Jones and student Brody Berryhill emerged victorious.
Finally, the winners from an ugly sweater contest held on Thursday were announced:
Fifth grade — students Molly French and Miles Beeler and teacher Rebecca Jones.
Sixth grade — students Hannah Lee and Olivia Steen and teachers Josh Kee and Josephine Wright.
Seventh grade — students Hannah Walters and Miranda Bailon and teacher Audra Atkins.
Eighth grade — students Jacob Johnson and Alajah Gilbert and teacher Rachel Johns.
Special Education Assistant — Michael Pershell.
Office staff — Lori Robertson.
Overall winner — Lesley Davidson.