Students at A&M Corpus Christi decided to take a break from studying for finals by decorating their own Christmas ornament.
The university’s music fraternity “Sigma Alpha Iota” organized the event and invited fellow islanders to partake in the decorating. The fraternity wanted to do this to take their mind off of finals and encourage other students to decorate an ornament for a loved one. The ornaments were hand-decorated with glitter and crafts provided by the fraternity.
“They can add cute stuff inside, they can make the ornaments look like they have snow on them, or they can make them look glittery. However they want to decorate them, it’s just fun to hang out with people especially for finals right now – it’s a relaxer” said Renee Perez, student at Texas A&M University.
Each student that participated paid three dollars for one ornament, or five dollars for two ornaments.
Sigma Alpha Iota started their fraternity in 2014, because they believed there was a need to support strong and powerful women in music. Perez says that it is very male dominated field, and the group of young women in the group all love music and to perform music, which is also why the fraternity was inspired.
“Through our inspiration, we just get together and consider what kind of fun stuff can bring to our students at A&M together. So we sit together, we think, and we come up with things like this event to make your own ornament” Perez said.
Make your own ornament event was from 12:00p.m. to 4:00p.m. The money that was raised went to Sigma Alpha Iota music fraternity.