LEAP hosts second annual Winter Funderland

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Students of all grades enjoy refreshments and games at LEAP’s Winter Funderland.

by Patricia Whyte, Staff Writer

LEAP hosted its second annual Winter Funderland on Tuesday, Dec. 22.

All students, including LEAP alumni, were welcome to enjoy hot chocolate, food, and winter themed activities. Some of the activities included snowflake making, a magazine scavenger hunt, and a winter trivia game. Board games were also placed around the room for students to enjoy.

Chris Major (’16) is the president of LEAP and has been a member since his freshman year.

“Last year, it was really successful and everyone had a really fun time and we thought that it’s a good way to get into the holiday spirit,” Major said.

The last event hosted by LEAP was their first annual ‘Homercoming’ in October, an event that took place before the homecoming game at which students ate donuts and watched episodes of The Simpsons.

LEAP President Chris Major ('16) and planning committee member Bridget Darcy ('17) pose before the festivities begin. Major has been a member of LEAP since his freshman year and Darcy has been a member since her sophomore year.
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LEAP President Chris Major (’16) and planning committee member Bridget Darcy (’17) pose before the festivities begin. Major has been a member of LEAP since his freshman year and Darcy has been a member since her sophomore year.

LEAP is an acronym that stands for leadership, enthusiasm, alternatives, and positivity. According to their mission statement, the ultimate goal of LEAP is to “host fun events to inspire GRHS students to live an alcohol and tobacco-free lifestyle.”

“We also hope to get people to meet new people and feel a sense of community in our group.” Major said.

Typically, about 20-30 kids come to LEAP events, according to Major, and this event proved to be no different. LEAP also has ten students on their planning committee with Juliet McKinley as their advisor. Bridget Darcy (’17) has been on the committee since her sophomore year.

“Everyone here is super friendly, it’s probably one of the friendliest clubs.” Darcy said.