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TSC spreads holiday cheer at Longoria Elementary
Students hold up the gifts they received during Texas Southmost College’s Angel Tree Toy Drive distribution on Dec. 16, 2015 at the Reynaldo Longoria Elementary School. Students hold up the gifts they received during Texas Southmost College’s Angel Tree Toy Drive distribution on Dec. 16, 2015 at the Reynaldo Longoria Elementary School.

Texas Southmost College (TSC) collected over 220 toys as part of the College’s Third Annual Angel Tree Toy Drive and distributed the toys on Dec. 16, 2015 to children at the Reynaldo Longoria Elementary School.

Texas Southmost College Vice President of Instruction, Dr. Marti Flores, distributes toys to Reynaldo Longoria Elementary School students on Dec. 16, 2015, that were collected during TSC’s Third Annual Angel Tree Toy Drive. Texas Southmost College Vice President of Instruction, Dr. Marti Flores, distributes toys to Reynaldo Longoria Elementary School students on Dec. 16, 2015, that were collected during TSC’s Third Annual Angel Tree Toy Drive.

“Texas Southmost College is proud to be a part of the Angel Tree Toy Drive and we’re happy that we had the opportunity to bring some holiday cheer to the children in our community,” said Dr. Marti Flores, TSC Vice President of Instruction. “We were just as excited distributing the toys as the children were in receiving them. It’s truly heart-warming to know that you were able to bring a smile to a child’s face, especially during the holidays.”

Pre-kindergarten through first grade students aged four to six years old at Longoria Elementary were the recipients of the toys.

The children gathered in the school’s cafeteria and shouted with joy when the curtain to a small stage, located at the opposite end of the room, was opened to reveal the toys.

The students filed up to the stage in groups and every child had the opportunity to select a toy as a gift for the holidays.

TSC exceeded this year’s Angel Tree Toy Drive goal by 25 percent. The four-week long toy drive was led by the College’s Office of Student Life and donations were made by students, faculty and staff.

About Texas Southmost College
Originally established in 1926, Texas Southmost College offers the first two years toward a bachelor’s degree, along with career and technical education, college preparatory studies to prepare students for college-level work, workforce training, and continuing education. Recently selected as a Bright Spot by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, TSC offers 53 programs of study leading to an associate degree or certificate. TSC became independently operational in the fall of 2013, after engaging in a 20-year contractual arrangement with a public university.

Last Updated on Friday, 18 December 2015 14:02