Students at Albertville High School celebrated the holiday season Tuesday by throwing a party for their classmates with special needs.
Kristy Kirby has been a special education teacher for over 20 years. She and her daughter helped organize the Aggie Pals, a group of students who lend a helping hand to students with special needs, several years ago.
“Today we did a Christmas party, but we do all events like Special Olympics and Tim Tebow Prom,” Kirby said.
Today’s Christmas party was inspired by the Grinch. Kirby’s son, along with neighbors, friends and Aggie Pals dressed up as characters from the iconic holiday movie.
“They had seen the Grinch movie yesterday so we decided to dress up as the Who’s for the Christmas party and we just celebrated Christmas,” said some of the students.
During the celebration, some of Kirby’s students were given stockings filled with toys and goodies that were put together by the Aggie Pals during the last three days. Students could find anything from silly putty to toy cars in their stockings.