Interact club stuffs stockings saluting new students

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By Angelina Callorina

Preparing to collect items for stockings, Bettina Bautista, 12, decorates boxes to put in teachers’ classrooms. Photo by Angelina Callorina

Interact Club is stuffing stockings to donate to ELL (English language learners) Refugee Support. The ELL Refugee Support is an organization that gives the stockings to students in need and/or who are new to the district. They will be collecting items for stockings from Nov. 6 through Dec. 6.

“The stocking stuffers are very helpful, it contributes to the community during the holiday season. It is a unique event that gets everyone in the mood for the holidays. Mr. Snead was the top individual who did it every year and was very successful. I hope this year, even if Mr. Snead is no longer at Coronado, teachers and students are willing to help as much as he did,” Bettina Bautista, senior, said.

The club will be collecting all sorts of items that are basic stocking stuffer items. To make all of the stockings equal, members suggest donating new gifts between $15 and $20. Suggested items to donate include gift cards, toys, books, toiletries, games, accessories, makeup, magazines, and wrapped candy.

“I was in Interact Club last year and I remember the Stocking Stuffers project being really successful. We get a lot of experience from these service projects and have so much fun doing them,” Cassidy Stith, sophomore, said.

Students can drop off their items in their teacher’s’ classrooms in Interact Club’s decorated boxes. The stockings will be made on Dec. 7 and delivered within the next couple days.

“I always have fun making the stockings, but I think what makes it so enjoyable is the end result and knowing that it will help people and put a smile on their faces,” Matea Zelich, sophomore, said.

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Angelina Callorina is a sophomore and a new member of The Roar staff this year. She plays basketball and does her best to succeed academically. Angelina is kind, quiet, diligent, caring, and affectionate. She's a great friend and will always be there when you need her. During her free time she loves to play with her puppy, watch Netflix, cook, and spend time with her friends and family. After high school, Angelina plans to graduate from college, go to medical school, and become a pediatrician.