Beaumont students share the holiday spirit
Students in Beaumont School’s FAME (Females Achieving Minority Excellence) Club took service to heart this holiday season.
Under the direction of instructor NaNetta Hullum, the students collected more than 100 gently used handbags, then filled them with socks, deodorant, soap, lotion, kleenex, shampoo and other personal hygiene items.
On Dec. 16, before the official start of their Christmas holiday break, the students delivered the purses to two local shelters, the City Mission and the Norma Herr Homeless Shelter.
Earlier in the holiday season, on Dec. 7, Beaumont students hosted the school’s annual Christmas on Campus event, attended by more than 100 kindergarten through third-grade students from the Urban Community School and St. Leo the Great parish in Cleveland.
Each child paired up with a Beaumont student “buddy” for the afternoon, going room-to-room throughout the school to play games, make crafts, decorate cookies, have their pictures taken with Santa, and get their faces painted.
Beaumont’s media center was transformed into a life-sized Candyland for the children to enjoy.
The afternoon culminated with a pizza party in the Beaumont dining room, served by Beaumont faculty, staff and students.
Rick Haase is director of public relations and marketing at Beaumont School in Cleveland Heights, a Catholic School in the Ursuline tradition, educating women for life, leadership and service.