Caroling with CSF


CSF members sings for money that can be donated to the American Cancer Society. Photo by Kaela Dandeneau.


“Rudolph the Rednose Reindeer”, “Jingle Bells”, “Deck the Halls”, “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” and “Let it Snow” are just a few songs that the California Scholarship Federation sang for local neighborhoods at Whitney Ranch and Twelve Bridges Middle School.

CSF went on their annual Christmas caroling trip Dec. 9, 10, 16 and 17 for two hours each day and accumulated a total of $391.37. Rain or shine, the members of CSF went door to door and sang. They received donations that they will give to the American Cancer Society.

President of CSF Alex Mann has participated all four years he’s been in CSF. He enjoyed doing it every year and said this year was the most memorable one for him.

“Although it rained on two of the days we caroled, lots of members showed up and made it such a great time for me. Knowing that this will be for a good cause, it was worth every second,” Mann said.

Amanda Mendoza went caroling for her first time and felt that it was a success.

“We went to lots of houses and every house someone was either surprised or extremely happy and were generous enough to donate. One house paid $40. I had a great time going with my friends and made lots of memories,” Mendoza said.

Jeeth Pawar also went caroling for his first time and plans to go again every year.

“It was so fun to go around and make everyone’s holidays much better. One house we got a family to dance to us singing and it was so neat to see them enjoy our singing, although I wasn’t very great,” Pawar said.  

California Scholarship Federation leaders have more community service events planned for next year. Students can become eligible by having a 3.5 GPA or higher and $5 and will be able to sign up at Mr. Collins room at the beginning of the spring semester.

By Kenichi Watanabe