Christmas came early for 6 3rd year Night High Scholars this year as they were treated to an afternoon of gift-giving and sharing by their sponsors, Q2 Search and Springboard Foundation, November 26, 2010.
November is always a special time of the year for the 6 Night High Scholars at Siena College, Taytay, Rizal. Not because it’s a month away from Christmas, but because it is the one time in the year they get to see their sponsors, Q2 Search and Springboard Foundation, who come every year to spend time and catch up with the 6 Night High Scholars.
This early Christmas party was a treat for both the sponsors and the scholars, as they shared food, presents and stories of the year’s activities. Scholars Lloyd, Paul, Neil, Lorraine, Lenet and Camille always look forward to this activity because it’s the one time in the year they can get together with their sponsors and thank them for their generosity.
This year, 7 other members of Q2 Search came along with Ms. Sarah to present the 6 Night High scholars Christmas gifts they had collected and prepared – big boxes filled with school supplies, clothes, canned goods, rice and other treats, for them to share with their families.
In return for the gifts they received from their sponsors, the 6 Night High scholars prepared a special presentation where they sang a song and gave short messages of thanks. They also presented Q2 Search and Springboard with beautiful hand-made ‘thank you’ cards.
Ms. Sarah of Q2 Search and Ms. Annette of Springboard also prepared special messages for the Night High scholars. They both thanked the scholars for studying hard and for appreciating the gift of scholarship given to them. Ms. Sarah also read one of their scholars’ letters out loud and everyone was touched by the scholars’ words of gratitude and love.
The activity ended with the Night High Scholars and their sponsors sharing snacks, telling stories, getting to know each other better and taking lots of pictures.