There is nothing like the smile of a child during the holidays and Logan Brogdon, son of Cerro Coso student Natasha Sanchez, lit up the room when he received a gift from Santa during the Student Services United Club’s (SSUC) Angel Tree Party. Every year the SSUC hosts an Angel Tree event for students in the program, providing an afternoon away from the stress of finals to enjoy some fun and activities with their families. With compassionate hearts and selfless acts of kindness, Cerro Coso staff and friends donate gifts for every child in attendance, recognizing the sacrifices they make while their parents pursue an education.
Santa Claus sat next to his trusted Elf handing out gifts as the children waited patiently and squealed with glee. Student Ambassadors and Peer Mentors assisted the children in making holiday crafts, and festive music helped light up the lives of the more than 65 students and children in attendance.