Washington Middle School students recently spread holiday cheer by ringing the bell for the Salvation Army at Wal-Mart. Teacher Joe Miraglia has taken students to participate in the Red Kettle Drive for the past eight years.
"I believe it is good for the students to give back to the community and the students believe it as well," Miraglia said. "Every year I have at least 10 to 15 students who want to take part in the bell ringing and they are dedicated to helping out the Salvation Army, even in the worst weather conditions, and celebrating the holiday season by giving back."
Pictured in front: Kiana Vullo, Olivia Gren, Emma Carlson, Abrielle Mistretta and Sophie Valone. In back: Angela Anderson, Kate Brand and teacher Joe Miraglia.