‘Twas the night before Christmas (Lamar style)

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through Lamar

not a creature was stirring, not even a police car

The stockings were hung by the classroom walls with care

In hopes that St. Nicholas would soon be there.

The students were nestled all snug at their desks

While visions of friends and laughter danced through their heads

and the teachers at work, and Hagman at his desk

had dreamed themselves of a long Winter’s rest.

When out in the hallway arose such a clatter

I sprang from my desk to see what was the matter

Away to the door the students dashed like a flash

I looked through the door window and stepped aside the trash

It was the teachers shouting hooray at last

When what to my wondering eyes should appear,

Mr. Hagman dressed as Santa Clause, with eight tiny plastic reindeer

With a middle-age driver, so lively and quick,

I knew in a moment, the team had deer ticks

More rapid than eagles his coursers they came

And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name:

“Now, Davis! now, Miller! now, Howard and Watson!

On, Simmons! on, Hammon! on, Boyd and Quintana!

To the top of the roof! to the top of the wall!

Now dash away! dash away! dash away all!

As ungraded papers before the red pen, teachers were frantic

to get their grades in.

When all of a sudden the final bell sounded,

With holiday cheers the students all shouted.

As cars tore through the parking lot gates,

MERRY CHRISTMAS YA’LL, and may your holidays be great!

Gabby Rosete

Hi all! My name is Gabriela Rosete, but most people call me Gabby. I am a senior this year. I am the sports editor for the newspaper, so most of the sports stories you read will likely be written by me. I play Varsity soccer here and have been on varsity for three years now. I plan on attending Texas A&M Corpus Christi but I'm keeping my options open. I hope to major in Nursing and minor in Journalism. I will eventually have to attend college for six years to become a nurse anesthetist but I am so excited for the future!