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Juniors Lindsey Pfannenstiel, Hannah McGuire and Jaysa Wichers carol in the library during G2. This is their second year caroling.

Juniors Lindsey Pfannenstiel, Hannah McGuire and Jaysa Wichers carol in the library during G2. This is their second year caroling.

Kaitlyn Brown

Kaitlyn Brown

Juniors Lindsey Pfannenstiel, Hannah McGuire and Jaysa Wichers carol in the library during G2. This is their second year caroling.

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Spanish classes II, III, and IV traveled around the school on Dec. 18 and 19 singing Christmas carols.

The songs consisted of traditional American carols as well as three basic Mexican carols. The songs included “Jingle Bells,” “Silent Night,” “Rudolf,”  “Mi Burrito Sabanero,” “Los Peces en el Rio,” and “Feliz Navidad.”

This has been carried on for three years by instructor Lora Gallegos-Haynes.

“It’s something fun to do, and the kids can be proud of their pronunciation,” Gallegos-Haynes said. “It just makes it fun learning.”

Though there are many songs the classes learn, they pick two to sing in front of people.

For some, the yearly tradition is something they look forward to.

Junior Connor Teget has been involved with Spanish since his freshman year, and has sang Christmas carols for his second year.

“It was fine,” Teget said. “I got a 50/50 on the assignment, and it was fun, just walking around. I wore a onsie.”

While Teget is one who has participated in the event before, other such as sophomore Jordan Zimmerman sang for their first year.

“It was awful,” Zimmerman said. “[I didn’t like it] because they [the songs] were in Spanish.”

Gallegos-Haynes believes that though there are students who don’t enjoy the caroling, it is necessary.

“It’s a fun way to practice speaking,” Gallegos-Haynes said. “It’s a fun way to practice pronunciation, and we do go over the meanings of the songs, the words, so they learn new vocab.”

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