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Nidhi Thomas
AP Seminar and AP Environmental Science teacher Deana Cowger brought holiday cheer to the classroom. She hosted a special treat-giving event in her classes on Thursday.

AP Seminar and AP Environmental Science teacher Deana Cowger is kicking off the holiday season by hosting a special treat-giving event in her classes on Thursday as students are to bring a sweet treat of choice and exchange it for other goodies with their classmates. 

“Everyone usually has a big smile on their face and I enjoy watching them pick out treats,” Cowger said. “Sometimes a student will bring a special surprise by making something for the whole class. [In fact], this year I already had a student whose mother made individually wrapped chocolate chip cookies for every student in the class. And even if someone isn’t able to bring a treat, there’s always plenty to go around.”

Sophomore Yejin Choi enjoys this little bit of holiday cheer after a semester of work.

“I think the cookie exchange is a great way to round off the year by sharing snacks and cookies with each other,” Choi said. “It allows us to have something to look forward to on the last day of seminar class in this semester.” 

Though participation is a choice, student Medha Kondireddy has decided to bring something as she sees this as an opportunity to give back to her class. 

“I am planning to bring little mini donuts,” she said. “It’s a fun way to connect with friends and celebrate the end of the semester.” 

Kondireddy did something similar in another class last year, though it was a potluck for sweet treats in general. 

“I did something similar in my Pre-Calculus class,” Kondireddy said. “Although, it is different because this one mainly pertains to sweet snacks while my Pre-Calculus class did a potluck including any sweet. I don’t think either is better than the other because both were a fun experience.” 


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Nidhi Thomas is a sophomore, and this will be her second year writing for Wingspan. She's super excited to officially be a member of the team and write a variety of stories this year. Outside of school, she enjoys playing the piano, experimenting with her creative writing, and ranting to her journal about her apparently "very interesting life."
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