On Friday, December 4, I was invited by the town of Oakland to light our local Christmas tree. How exciting! My students have encouraged me and supported me on every step of this journey so it's only fitting that they joined me for this special event. A light snowfall made the evening perfect! After singing Christmas carols with the high school chorus, we were invited to flip the switch! My son, Jacob, and I joined my students around the small switch as the countdown began... 5, 4, 3, 2, 1! It was a beautiful moment as the tree sprang to life with light.

(Picture coming soon!)

I am honored to represent my town and community. Thank you to the town of Oakland for such a special night and a wonderful memory!