Baron Beat

Published 9:02 am Thursday, December 21, 2023

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Christmas through the eyes of children

Although it wasn’t that long ago that I was a child, I don’t remember all of the excitement of Christmas I had when I was little. I have five little siblings from the ages 5-10, so I decided to ask them about their favorite parts of Christmas.

The kids love watching a Christmas movie on Christmas Eve and drinking hot chocolate together. They wake up Christmas morning as early as they can, and wait while we pass out presents, watching their stack pile up. My siblings love playing with their toys almost instantly after opening them.

Christmas to them is celebrating Jesus’s birthday and opening presents with family. The excitement on their faces as they finally see what Santa brought for them, and the excitement of finding our elves in the morning makes me so happy. The twinkle in their eyes as they open the presents, and the sparkles in their smiles brings me so much joy.

The kids wonder how Santa gets into our house since our chimney isn’t very big. I tell them it’s his magic, because it is.

To all you little children out there, be good so Santa will come and see you! Enjoy all your presents, and have a Merry Christmas.

By Addison Riddick

Baron Beat Staff Writer


Ciara White receives NPP scholarship

Cadet LTJG (Lieutenant Junior Grade) Ciara White received the NPP (Naval Preparatory Program) Scholarship to Regent University, a five year full ride for their NROTC program.

I can’t imagine anyone more deserving of this scholarship than Ciara. She has worked very hard to be her best inside and outside of school and has finally been rewarded for her immense efforts.

Ciara (Cici to her friends) is constantly working and trying to make the world a better place. She is very devoted to GCHS’s NNDCC Program and her church life. Working constantly, Ciara strives to live life to the fullest and use every opportunity possible to better our community.

She will go to Regent University and graduate through their NROTC Program as a Commissioned Naval Officer.

On behalf of Chief Howard and the rest of Gates County’s NNDCC, congratulations Cici and we are so proud of you! We know you will go great places and live life to the fullest. We love you!

By Courtney Unger

Baron Beat Staff Writer