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Local teacher brings a bit of Britain to Santa Maria High students | News Channel 3-12


SANTA MARIA, Calif. – Santa Maria High School students made their assigned reading of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” more real by partaking in a traditional British-styled tea party complete with tea sets and assorted pastries.

Three of Julieta Delgadillo’s english classes were able to experience the tea and pastries thanks to a donation from Trader Joes in Santa Maria and at the end of a busy semester.

“Our students have been working relentlessly during the post-pandemic academic school year to become credit sufficient, practice for the ELPAC, and apply to colleges and universities —often putting in countless hours outside of our school hours. This month is the last of the Fall semester and since our students have been putting forth their best effort I wanted to acknowledge and reward them with a British style tea party.” explained Ms. Delgadillo.

The unique soirée did more than bring the classic Dickensian tale to life in time for the holiday season.

“Great way to put a smile on my face especially during a time of high stress. Kind acts like such is what makes Ms. Delgadillo a teacher I am very fond of because she understands what her students go through and how to make everything just a little better,” said High School Senior Catalina Wilson.

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