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Congratulations Chibuzo Umeh!

In celebration of our upcoming winter break and the holiday season, we want to know what your favorite holiday related memory is.


  • Comment on this post with your favorite holiday memory in two to five sentences.
  • Entries must be school appropriate.
  • Students must log-in to comment (make sure your username is your first and last name)
  • The winner will be chosen randomly by the staff of the Southwest Shadow. Entries will close on Dec. 31 at 11:59 p.m.

Prize: Starbucks gift card

  • Chibuzo Umeh

    My favorite holiday memory took place in the year 2012. My family and I went to Nigeria for a family reunion. That year everyone came home. There were about a 120 people in my grandmothers house. Since Nigeria doesn’t get cold during the winter, we were sweating bullets and everyone was super cranky. My aunts from different sides of the family started criticizing each other. It was the funniest argument I had ever heard, definitely better than any TV show I have ever seen.