Senior Willa Ziegenfuss, having visited Albion Elementary School for the past two years with the Madrigals Singers, was grateful to have a more hands-on experience with the students in her visit with the senior class this year. "It was great to see the students in their classrooms and to actually connect with them. I also enjoyed being able to watch the Madrigals’ performance as an outsider. It showed me how much the kids value our presence. We would sing along to the Christmas songs which sparked conversations about our favorite holiday traditions," she said.
Senior Tohar Zamir dressed up as Santa Claus this year; his presence was highly welcomed by the younger grades, but slightly challenged by the older students. "I wanted to be Santa mainly so that I could be part of getting kids excited for the holidays, even if it meant to trick them first," he said. "Most memorable by far was the moment in which a child sat in my lap, unprompted, in class and started listing off his wish list. But that was rivaled by a class of sixth graders trying to expose me as a fraud. All in all, one of the most uplifting days I’ve ever had."