Decking the hallways in holiday cheer

One teacher at West Elementary School in Gulfport has transformed the halls into a winter wonderland.

This is the second year Alexandra Waldrop has gone above and beyond to bring Christmas cheer to her second and third grade students.

This year she wanted to go all out since this is the first year after the merge with students from the former Gaston Point Elementary.

While the students were off for Thanksgiving break last week, Waldrop, along with some help from other teachers and friends, worked long hours to get the halls ready for the students to return.

The display is equipped with Santa’s Workshop, Rudolph and his friends, Christmas trees, and all kinds of holiday magic. “It’s been a good reaction from everyone and I’ve just seen nothing but smiles and happiness since everyone got back and I think we really, really needed that. Because everyone has been working their tails off this year to make this merge a success and to make West Elementary an even better place and we always call ourselves the West family and so just to bring everybody together.”

Waldrop did not have to spend a dime on the display either. It was all thanks to some very cheerful donors during the holiday season.

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