Walter Johnson High School welcomed nearly 200 senior citizens at a Thanksgiving feast on Nov. 21. This was the 44th year that the school has hosted the Senior Citizens Luncheon, which came complete with a traditional turkey dinner—served by students—music, dancing and student performances. The guests were from seven senior citizens’ centers, rehab homes and community centers around Montgomery County.
The event was coordinated and hosted by the Walter Johnson Key Club, but many students participated by eating with the seniors and dancing with them. The cafeteria staff prepared the lunch and the building services staff helped turn the cafeteria into a party hall for the event. The school’s jazz ensemble played throughout the luncheon. The advanced choir, Renaissance Madrigals and show choir also performed.
Damascus Welcomes Senior Citizens in for Holiday Dinner
Damascus High School Restaurant Management students cooked and served Thanksgiving dinner to 30 local senior citizens on Nov. 14. The school’s African Student Association and Leo Club helped serve meals. A jazz duo provided music during the meal.
The school has been hosting this event for more than 20 years. Restaurant Management students planned the menu, prepared the food and served the meal. Third year Restaurant Management student Casey Boman played an integral part in overseeing the preparation for the signature Thanksgiving dishes. Second year Restaurant Management student Laviza Ali oversaw the dining room set up. Damascus teacher and chef Brian Coffman and Damascus Senior Center director Anthony Edghill coordinated the event. Mary Ellen Cotton, special education paraeducator, and Coleen Djouha, school counselor, sponsor the clubs.
Edison Students Collect Food for Thanksgiving Baskets
Students at Thomas Edison High School of Technology have been collecting food donations for Thanksgiving baskets. The collection is a schoolwide community service project for SkillsUSA. The baskets will be delivered to families within the Edison community during Thanksgiving week.