Palmetto’s Fall Festival


Senior Olivia Glatzer sets up the fall leaves before students arrive. During lunch, the students could write a statement on a leaf, pledging to give back to their community this Thanksgiving season. In return, students received a lollipop of their choice.

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On Nov. 23, the activities office, with help from the student council, hosted the fall festival. Miami Palmetto Senior High School students had the opportunity to get into the giving spirit by making a promise to create a difference within their community. Volunteers then hung the promises on display in the school campus.
Junior Ian Chehab receives a lollipop after promising to help out around his community during his free-time.
Freshman Janah Issa explains to senior Gabi Rousseau, that she plans on giving back to the homeless this year. As Rousseau writes students’ promises, Glatzer begins to thread the leaves on twine, creating the outline of a giving tree.
Sophomore Jenna Whaley tells Rousseau that she wants to be nicer to her pets during this holiday season. Other students wait in line behind her for their turn to make a vow to help the community.
Freshmen Daniella Urra (left) and Sofia Taddeo-Goldstein (right) stand behind the booth as they wait for their turn. Daniella plans to volunteer at her local church and Sofia pledges to act nicely to her friends and family.
Sophomore Carolina Diaz (right) and sophomore Bethany Deferrari (left) both plan to take on community service projects this holiday season. Both students explained how they want to assist in making their home a better place.