Guidance Department’s Holiday Adoption Program Receives Record Support

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Guidance Department’s Holiday Adoption Program Receives Record Support

Westside High School's Guidance Department hosts annual holiday adoption program that received a record number of adoptions this year.

Westside High School's Guidance Department hosts annual holiday adoption program that received a record number of adoptions this year.

Aayushi Chaudhary

Westside High School's Guidance Department hosts annual holiday adoption program that received a record number of adoptions this year.

Aayushi Chaudhary

Aayushi Chaudhary

Westside High School's Guidance Department hosts annual holiday adoption program that received a record number of adoptions this year.

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Westside High School’s guidance department continued its annual holiday adoption program, beginning on Thursday, Nov. 21, and according to Guidance Counselor Vicki Londer, there has been a record-breaking number of students adopted this school year.

“In a matter of four days, the [Westside] high school homerooms and people working at the [Westside] district office adopted 177 [elementary school] kids in the district,” Londer said. “[This was a record number], and that doesn’t count the students that the elementary school counselors adopted [through elementary school churches].”

According to Londer, between the homerooms, district office employees and churches, upwards of 350 students have been adopted and received help for the holidays this year.

“[On Monday Dec. 2], I [had] four [elementary schoolers] left to adopt if anybody wants to [help them out,” Londer said. “[I believe] the four students will be adopted by the end of the day.”

Donations are still welcome to those who want to provide gifts, however the requested donations have been completed.

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