Words: Amanda Ali
Over many years at Centennial High School, the SGA has put together an event called the Jingle Bell Banquet. This year, the banquet was held on Dec. 5 in the school’s cafeteria. The SGA invited local senior citizens to have a holiday meal and then to attend the first showing of the winter spectacular. This allowed seniors from local senior centers around the community to be exposed to the spirit of the holidays.
Centennial’s Drill Team was asked to perform a holiday number at the event, as well as the Madrigals who performed a cappella. All of the senior guests were served a turkey dinner with dessert while watching the performances by the music and dance department.
The operative board member of SGA, Anthony Chiu, worked very hard in order to make this event a success. The SGA president Farhan Bader and Chiu drove to four different senior centers to inform the managers about the event and provide sign-up information and fliers. Chiu was also responsible for making some of the scarves that were given out to the seniors at the end of the night.
Chiu believes that it brings them a lot of joy to interact with the young people in their community, and that they were impressed by the talent shown in the show. “The Centennial SGA has always had a special place in its heart for the elderly,” said Chiu.
Chiu and the rest of the SGA achieved their goal in making this event a success, and could not have done it better!