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TSC celebrates holiday season with 4th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony
Texas Southmost College kicked off the holiday season with the college’s fourth annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Dec. 1, 2016 at Gorgas Hall.Texas Southmost College kicked off the holiday season with the college’s fourth annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Dec. 1, 2016 at Gorgas Hall.

Sounds of children singing filled the area in front of Gorgas Hall as Texas Southmost College (TSC) Interim President Mike Shannon pushed the T-shaped plunger that lit up TSC's Christmas tree during the college's fourth annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Dec. 1, 2016.

TSC-Tree-Lighting-2016---2TSC-Tree-Lighting-2016---3TSC-Tree-Lighting-2016---4"The Tree Lighting Ceremony was a great collaboration between TSC, our students and the community," said TSC Director of Student Life Armando Ponce. "This event was a service learning opportunity for our students to put a program like this together. The students learned how to partner with the community, how to organize an event, get different organizations involved and have everyone come together to celebrate the holiday season."

As part of this year's ceremony, children from TSC's Early Childhood Center sang "Feliz Navidad" and "Jingle Bells," as the A.S. Putegnat fifth grade Honors Choir sang "Swinging Down Candy Cane Lane" and The Scorpionettes TSC student organization performed to "All I Want for Christmas is You."

"It felt good to be a part of TSC's Tree Lighting Ceremony tradition," said TSC Scorpionette Noel Rangel. "It was a lot of fun. We loved the opportunity to spread some Christmas cheer through the dance team and we're happy that the crowd enjoyed the ceremony."

About Texas Southmost College
Originally established in 1926, Texas Southmost College currently offers the first two years toward a bachelor's degree, along with career and technical education leading to certificates and associate degrees, 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.

Last Updated on Friday, 09 December 2016 11:05