There's been a lot of stuff going on since my last post so I'll try to update you in as little space as possible.
We had our Christmas musical performance, Four Tickets to Christmas, right before break. Everyone put a lot of time into the production and it paid off! We had a wonderful set which included a "hay" loft that Mr. Fraker (the maintenance director) built special for the play. Randy (the guys dean) had his video production class set up lighting and cameras. They videoed the musical and are selling dvd's of it. Some of the girls made some of the big props and did an excellent job! I'll have pictures up soon (or if you can't wait go to www.flickr.com/photos/unionspringsacademy). The audience loved the performance and even went so far as to say that it was the best production that the school has put on in years!
And with that, break arrived! I headed home to Vermont and spent two weeks with my family and some friends. It was a lot of fun to have a bunch of my cousins around. We did lots of stuff together... hockey games, bowling, Christmas at Grammie's, New Year's Eve party at our house, and some other stuff too.
Last week was our first week back and Guy's Club was busy getting things together for their reception (they call them receptions here instead of banquets). The guys set up a "VIP-All Access trip around the World. They had it in the ad building and each class room was a different country. The students got to visit Italy, Spain, China, France, and Hawaii throughout the evening. Stopping and eating some "local" cuisine in each country. After supper, the loaded the bus and headed rollarskating. I think everyone had a pretty good time. The next one is in a few months and put on by SA... so we're going to have to start planning for that soon!
I had a bunch of visitors this weekend. My friend Caitlin and her boyfriend Mitchell came up to help her dad cook for reception. They came up on Thursday and Caitlin stayed with me all weekend. Friday, my friend Adrianna came up and Saturday night my sister stayed with me. I spent a lot of time hanging out with them between working. The weekend wasn't really anything like I had thought it would be but it was really good.
This weekend, we are having an ADRA Famine in the gym. The students bring at least $5.00 and head up to the gym Friday evening and don't come out until Saturday evening. There are TONS of activities for them while they are there. Each corner of the gym represents a different country and we have people either from there or have visited there for some time come in and give a presentation about that country. Sabbath School and Church are all in the gym too. There's a lot of emphasis about how people in other countries live and how fortunate we are that we have food to eat, a warm place to live, a bed to sleep in, and an oportunity to get a good education.
So, I think that sums up some of what's been going on in these parts. I'll try to get pictures from these events up soon.