Union Catholic Students Shared The Christmas Spirit

SCOTCH PLAINS – This past Christmas the students at Union Catholic High School went above and beyond to help share the spirit of the season by arranging activities to support a number of organizations.

The UC Angels Club, the Key Club, the Senior Class and faculty members joined together to collect new toys, clothes and coats for 47 children. All donations were wrapped and given to Tri-City Newark who manages the program to distribute the gifts to various daycares and individual homes.


On Wednesday, December 22, the Cheerleading Team visited residents at the Cornell Hall Care and Rehabilitation Center located in Union, New Jersey. The team performed cheer and dance routines for about 30 residents living at the center. They also delivered Christmas cards that they had made during practice earlier in the week. “It was a great afternoon,” states Cheerleading coach and Union Catholic faculty member Rae Neshimka. “The girls brought a lot of Christmas spirit to the residents!”

Other spirit sharing activities included creating Christmas cards for US troops serving overseas, assisting St. Mary’s Parish in Rahway with preparations for their Christmas drive, a Blood Drive sponsored by the Health Club and a Christmas fundraiser by the Fashion Club for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Pictured left to right: Roland Johnson of Roselle, Naya Allen of Plainfield, Steven Thomas of Union and Alexander Milord of Newark assist with the gifts and coats for Tri-City Newark. (Photo courtesy of Union Catholic)

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