French Club Gets in l’espère de Nöel

Grant Torre, Staff Writer

   On Friday, December 18th, the French Club hosted caroling and dinner at Souplantation. Students displayed their Christmas spirit by singing for the elderly at the Earlwood Care Center. This annual event is always a perfect way to get into the holiday spirit and give back to the community at the same time.

   Despite that the weather was not ideal, attendees walked through the rainy streets of West Torrance. Mariel Santos (11) attended the event and explained, “I felt really good because I could brighten someone’s day.”

   Over the past week, students in Ms. Dulaney’s French classes made Christmas cards to distribute during the event to put everyone at the Earlwood Care Center in a great mood. The cards appeared to be a hit as students received plenty of thanks for their time.

   Even if one was not enrolled in a French class, all were welcome to join in the festive event. Tory Despres (12) has never been involved in the French Club prior to caroling but  decided to come after his friends encouraged him, and he added, “I just like singing; it makes me happy to see other people happy even in times of need, especially. I think everyone needs someone to be there during Christmas.”

   After caroling and a long trek in the rain, the French Club settled down at Souplantation for a relaxing dinner filled with conversations and fun. Students bonded over warm soup and pasta as they talked about plans for Winter Break.

   Every person who came to the event seemed to have a great time spreading cheer and eating delicious food. French Club board member, Michelle Wu (11) enjoyed the event and looks forward to the caroling every year and remarked, “Seeing how happy we made people just from singing really made my day.” For all, it was a great way to kick off their winter break.