Every year the IMS Youth Council (Y-Co) plans Advent activities between Thanksgiving and Christmas to try to help the students, faculty, and staff get in the Christmas spirit. This was especially difficult but needed this year in light of our recent tragic loss. The Y-Co students served cocoa before school, arranged supplies for students to make snowflakes to decorate windows and lockers, played hide and seek with Buddy the Elf, handed out candy canes, issued “Ugly/Christmas Sweater” day and “Red and Green” day, and served Christmas cookies.
YCo members are elected by their peers. This year’s team is Palmer Thomas, Reggie Borntrager, Angela Marcelino, Monet Slabach, Caleb Gingerich, Samantha Miller, Mia Graber, Max Martens, London Schrock, and Sarah Miller. Sponsors are Lynn Yoder, Alisa Kandel, and Bryan Neuschwander.