IMPERIAL — Parents here received a pleasant surprise when they attended Ben Hulse Elementary School’s citizenship assembly.
In addition to watching their children receive recognition for their achievements in math and language arts, parents were also treated to a series of Christmas carols by the school’s third-grade students.
“I thought it was really nice they decided to sing for us,” said Susan Olague, an Imperial resident. “I’m very grateful the school lets us come and watch these types of assemblies.”
The school’s third-graders sang a series of traditional Christmas songs, which included a special performance of “Silver Bells.”
“I liked Silver Bells the most because we actually rang bells,” said Citlalic Gonzalez, a 9-year-old third-grader. “I was only a little nervous to perform.”
The assembly was the second time the students performed, the first coming on Dec. 15 during the city’s Christmas in a Small Town event.
“Our students practiced a lot, so we wanted to give them another opportunity to perform,” said school Principal Jerry Johnson. “This was the perfect time to do it with the assembly and it being so close to break.”
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