• 12 Days of Spirit aims for fun, theme-based activities leading to winter break

    12dLeading up to winter break, student council at Bellefonte Area High School is making sure the school community is geared up for the holiday season. That comes with a 12 Days of Spirit activity aimed for faculty, staff and students to participate each day with themed events.

    Kicking off Dec. 7 is red and green day followed by a variety of other unique ideas, which student council member Julia Huntsinger said she predicts a favorite to be on the 17th – Anything but a Backpack Day, which encourages students to swap out their bookbags for something of similar size that serves the same purpose.

    Other days include snow out and coal out, Jersey Day, Holiday Movie Day, Twin Day and more. See the schedule, here: Schedule

    Student Council President Noah Aberegg said the group is excited to organize activities for the student body, despite pandemic restrictions.

    “We’re working around challenges for sure, but making sure we’re still having fun,” he said. “Communication is key to make sure we’re communicating with advisers and administration to make sure everything is allowed to happen and we’re on the same page.”

    Based on the turnout from the homecoming dance, Aberegg is expecting upcoming student council activities and events to have a similar buy-in.

  • *Brit Milazzo, public relations director, BASD