FCCLA holds Christmas party for Central special ed students

Cydmarie Santiago, 17, of Woodstock, plays Pin the Nose on the Snowman during a Christmas Party at Central High School on Tuesday. Kaley Toy/Daily

WOODSTOCK – Two Triplett Tech students visited Central High School on Tuesday and threw a Christmas party for special education students.

Jennifer Reynoso, 16, of Woodstock, and Bree Pifer, 16, of Edinburg, are first year members of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) and designed the party as part of an FCCLA project called Life Event Planning.

According to the FCCLA website, “Life Event Planning is an individual or team event that recognizes participants who apply skills learned in Family and Consumer Sciences courses to manage the costs of an event.”

Bree said members wanted to connect their project to the students and the holiday season.

“We thought it would be nice to throw a party,” she said.

The students coordinated with their teacher, planned snacks and games and set up the decorations for the event, all while staying in budget. Jennifer and Bree said this was their first time working with these students.

The students participating in the party were from Rowdy Hoover’s special education class at Central High School. They ate snacks, played pin-the-nose-on-the-snowman, opened Secret Santa gifts and listened to holiday music.

There were about two dozen students that met in the cafeteria where Bree and Jennifer had arranged the snacks, presents and games. FCCLA members tried to keep the atmosphere festive and fun for the students.

Contact staff writer Kaley Toy at 540-465-5137 ext. 176, or ktoy@nvdaily.com