HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 15, 2010 – High Point University students living in residence halls on campus got into the spirit of the season this year, thanks to a new contest – “Hallidazzle” – a holiday decorating contest. The two winners of the contest received $500 to donate to their favorite charities.
Various halls around campus participated in the event, and each chose a different theme and charity. Judges chose the winners as York Hall and the Kappa Delta sorority house.
York Hall’s theme was “Santa’s Train” and “Home for the Holidays.” The hall chose “Toys for Tots” as its charity.
The theme for the Kappa Delta sorority house was “The Night Before Christmas.” The sorority chose the Girl Scouts as its charity.
Gail Tuttle, vice president for Student Life, says the decorating event was a huge hit.
“This was our first year for the program,” Tuttle says. “But it’s been such a success ? we hope to make it an annual tradition for community building. It’s just one more way for our students to help someone less fortunate.”
Bradley Taylor, HPU sophomore and president of the Inter-Residence Hall Council, was encouraged at the participation in the event.
“I think it’s wonderful to see students across campus get involved in the holidays,” Taylor says. “It’s a great way to spread Christmas cheer amongst the students. Everyone did a great job and I congratulate the winners.”
At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with over 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 51 countries and 46 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report at No. 3 among Regional Colleges in the South. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 7 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” Parade Magazine lists HPU in the top 25 private schools in the nation. The university offers 50 undergraduate majors, 42 undergraduate minors and seven graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at highpoint.edu.
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