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Langston Charter Spanish Class Sings Carols at Southern Oaks

Other news and notes from Langston Charter.

The Langston Charter Middle School girls’ seventh-grade Spanish classes took a field trip recently to an assisted living facility to sing Christmas carols in Spanish. 

The girls had so much fun at Southern Oaks Personal Care Home and really brightened the lives of the residents, reported Elaine Avla, the school's briefs coordinator.

The residents loved having the girls there and asked them to please come back next year.

Geography Bee Finalists Announced

The top 10 finalists of the Langston Geography Bee were Cameron Elrod, Hasna Karim, Izabella Kamieniecki, Amir Mollaebrahimi, Andrew Sanders, Austin Sweet, Farris Sabir, and Haven Berry. 

Farris Sabir took 1st place, Hasna Karim won 2nd place, and Austin Sweet took 3rd place.

Sabir will take a qualifying test to participate in the State Level Bee held in Columbia in March and if he wins, he will be invited to National Geographic headquarters in late May to compete in the national finals for scholarships in the amount of U.S. $25,000, $15,000 and $10,000.

Yearbook On Sale Now

The Langston Yearbook is $45 until Dec. 31 and $50 beginning Jan. 1. All orders must be completed online at: http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A01104792

Girls’ Soccer Tryouts Scheduled

Langston girls’ soccer team tryouts are January 4 – 6, 3:30 – 4:30 at the Golden Strip YMCA.  Students must attend all three tryout sessions. Send an email with name, grade, phone number and email to Dave Rogers dtrogers100@aol.com to reserve a spot for tryouts.

Running Club To Resume In January

The Langston Running Club will resume Jan. 10 and meets every Tuesday from 3 to 4:15 p.m.  All Langston students are welcome to join.  If the temperature drops below 40 degrees midday, Running Club will be cancelled.  Contact Marty Martin pastor@fellowshippres.org with any questions.

Tennis Teams Now Forming

Langston teams will play in the U14 Division of Greenville Junior Team Tennis.  Matches will take place at 6:00pm on Friday evenings beginning late February/ early March. 

Players must become members of the USTA organization ($19/year Jr. membership fee) and local registration fees are $39. If interested, please send your child’s  full name, age/grade level, and estimated level of play (beginner, intermediate, or advanced) to Christy Kirk kirksinsc@gmail.com.    

Stevie B’s Spirit Night on Thursday

Langston’s Spirit Night is Dec. 22 at Stevi B's Pizza on Woodruff Road.  Stevie B’s will donate $1 for each person who mentions Langston.

harry December 19, 2011 at 11:55 AM
how would that brighten if the listeners didnt know what the words were to what they were singing. press one for english
Elaine Avila December 21, 2011 at 06:48 PM
The residents understood that these are Spanish classes from Langston trying to improve their grasp of Spanish while at the same time being a blessing to someone else. This is something Langston always tries to do; to include learning along with benefitting the community. Since most people know all the words to the familiar carols, the residents knew what the songs were saying. The residents were very appreciative.
Todd Packer December 21, 2011 at 09:11 PM
Harry is right. The kids shouldn't sing Christmas carols in Spanish I mean...Jesus spoke English right????
Stacy Behnke January 06, 2012 at 10:39 PM
I saw first-hand how appreciative the residents were of the Langston girls singing and spending time with them. It was definitely a double blessing. The girls that rode with me were so excited and talked all the way back about how sweet the residents were to them. Love speaks all languages.

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