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NCHS’s Blue Banner Making Spirits Bright

It’s been looking a lot like Christmas in the halls of Nashville Community High School. The high school’s Blue Banner, sponsored by Sara Kollbaum and Michele Goostree, decided to host a Door Decoration Contest to raise spirits amidst a Covid-19 Christmas. What started as a little throw-back to a tradition of the past quickly became a school-wide event, with 26 doors decked out in amazing displays. Some even spread out down the halls with trees, lights, and even a Christmasy Darth Vader.

In the past, door decorating for Christmas was a yearly tradition for NCHS. However, when exams were moved to take place before the holiday break, the traidition faded out as focus went into studying. In a year of new normals, however, Blue Banner decided to bring back the tradition – hopefully to stay.

The door decorating was done by the students, for the most part. Teachers provided supplies and direction, but the students volunteered their own time to put it all together. The decorating was not done during class time.

The end result was a festive wonderland of some amazing deisgns that can be seen on the District 99 Facebook Page. Winners were chosen by judges Pam Cameron and Paula Fark on Friday, December 11. Categories for judging included 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places for Judges’ favorites as well as categories like Most creative use of curriculum theme, Best Christmas tree, Best Christmas Theme, Most Humorous, Most unique, Best use of hallway space, and many more.

Not just keeping up the spirit of Christmas, Blue Banner is also keeping in the spirit by making some Christmas donations in honor of the winners of the Door Decorating Contest.

The decked out doors can be seen on the NCHS District #99 Facebook Page or in the Gallery below!

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