WEBVTT 00:00:00.000 --> 00:00:29.000 Holiday Music 00:00:29.000 --> 00:01:30.000 Holiday Music 00:01:30.000 --> 00:01:47.000 Every year the student activities board of Western Oregon University invites students from Ash Creek Elementary, Monmouth Elementary, and Independence Elementary to participate in a coloring and essay contest. 00:01:48.000 --> 00:01:60.000 We want to thank all the students that participated this year and this evening we would like to recognize and congratulate the top winners of the coloring contest from each grade. 00:02:00.000 --> 00:02:06.000 When I call your name please come forward to be recognized. 00:02:06.000 --> 00:02:13.000 Beginning with our kindergarten winner, Kashtin Martin of Independence Elementary. 00:02:13.000 --> 00:02:23.000 Applause 00:02:24.000 --> 00:02:32.000 The top picture in the first grade belongs to Kaily Jackson of monmouth Elementary. 00:02:32.000 --> 00:02:47.000 Applause 00:02:48.000 --> 00:02:55.000 Finally the top picture for second grade; Brenda Garcia of Independence Elementary. 00:02:55.000 --> 00:02:60.000 Applause 00:03:00.000 --> 00:03:11.000 A number of these beautiful pictures are on display in the Werner University Center. Please stop by and view the wonderful work these students have created! 00:03:12.000 --> 00:03:24.000 We will now introduce the essay winners. This year, students were asked to answer 'How can you bring joy or happiness to someone this holiday season? 00:03:24.000 --> 00:03:30.000 These winners were the top three overall amongst 3rd thru 5th graders. 00:03:30.000 --> 00:03:36.000 Again, I ask that you please step forward as your name is called beginning with: 00:03:36.000 --> 00:03:42.000 In third Place: Bekah K. of Ash Creek Elementary 00:03:42.000 --> 00:03:48.000 Applause 00:03:52.000 --> 00:03:57.000 In second Place: Emilio Carrillo of Independence Elementary 00:03:57.000 --> 00:03:60.000 Applause 00:04:00.000 --> 00:04:04.000 Applasue 00:04:09.000 --> 00:04:25.000 And now, I would like to introduce the winner of the essay 00:04:09.000 --> 00:04:25.000 contest. She'will have the honor of reading her essay and the privilege of lighting the tree. Sophie Bliss, Monmouth Elementary 00:04:25.000 --> 00:04:28.000 Please come forward. 00:04:28.000 --> 00:04:32.000 Applause 00:04:48.000 --> 00:04:54.000 Have you ever wondered about a big machine that could do anything you wanted it to do? 00:04:54.000 --> 00:04:64.000 This machine would be a part of the creators brain. This would spread joy and happiness. This machine would never run out of batteries. 00:05:04.000 --> 00:05:13.000 When this machine looks at your chest, where your heart is, it calculates where your house is and what present your heart really wants. 00:05:13.000 --> 00:05:24.000 This machine has the power to be invisible, make a present magically appear on a doorstep and to teleport all around the world in just the blink of an eye. 00:05:24.000 --> 00:05:37.000 So everybody is going to get a present that they really really want. I am going to make this machine just before Christmas and it will be ready on Christmas 00:05:37.000 --> 00:05:44.000 This will be a happy ever after, but not just yet. 00:05:44.000 --> 00:05:53.000 You might just see a present at your door that says to you from Joyfulnator 4000. Have a merry merry Christmas. 00:05:53.000 --> 00:05:64.000 Applause 00:06:04.000 --> 00:06:16.000 Thank you, Sophie. And now, the moment we've all been waiting for. As the winner of the essay contest, Sophie will now help light the tree. May I have the lights out please? 00:06:40.000 --> 00:06:44.000 Applause 00:06:44.000 --> 00:06:48.000 Well done Sophie! 00:06:52.000 --> 00:06:64.000 We would like to thank you all for attending the 46th annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony at Western Oregon University. Good night and Happy Holidays to all! 00:07:04.000 --> 00:07:51.000 Music 00:07:52.000 --> 00:07:82.000 Music