Winter Celebration and Holiday Stroll Bring Cheer to Campus
On Friday, Dec. 8, the Cushing community gathered for an evening of winter traditions. After formal dinner, students, faculty, and friends enjoyed the annual Winter Celebration in the Chapel. They were treated to festive performances by chorus, jazz ensemble, and the dance program.
Following the impressive showcase from our Performing Arts department, a group of faculty and staff began the Holiday Stroll. These judges made their way down the hill and around campus to visit each dorm as well as the Day Student room in the Main Building. There were plenty of impressive decorations, treats, and spirited students to be seen.
Congrats to Cooke Hall for taking Gold in this year’s Jimmie-Gaye Buono Holiday Stroll! Participation from the residents of Cooke was outstanding, Santa himself was in the common room, and (to top it off) each judge received a holiday card. The entire experience was an impressive display of school spirit.
Lee House and Sanborn House tied for Silver. Both dorms provided equally welcoming atmospheres and were decorated with care. Hot chocolate was served by students in both houses, a touch that was much appreciated by the judges on a cold winter night.
Bringing in the Bronze medal was Alumni Hall. The exterior of Alumni featured a number of lights and inflatable characters. The common room was decorated with gorgeous purple lights, stocked with delicious baked goods, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas! played on TV.
Bravo to the performers in the Winter Celebration and the participants in the Holiday Stroll. The effort and warmth put into these beloved campus events made it a night to remember.
More photos of the Winter Celebration and the Holiday Stroll are available on our Photo Galleries page. Click here to view.
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