Small Town Times December 2017 | Page 2

Senior spotlight Full Name: Delaney Jean LeFever Birthday: August 29th Nicknames: Dee, Laney, Lulu Hometown: Litchfield Favorite Movie: The Last Song Favorite Color: Turquoise Favorite Actor/Actress: Robert Buckley Favorite Pastime: Hanging out with friends, Watching Netflix Favorite Music Artist: Thomas Rhett Favorite Teacher: Mrs. Varah Favorite Animal: Elephant Favorite Author: John Green Favorite TV Show: New Girl Favorite Subject: Graphic Design Favorite Place to Shop: American Eagle Favorite Hangout: Friend’s house Most Prized Possession: Phone Favorite Thing to do with Friends: Shop Pets: African Grey (Sable) Favorite Book/Magazine: The Fault in Our Stars If You Could Be Anyone Else Who Would You Be?: Sophia Bush Favorite Sport: Volleyball Advice for Underclassmen: Enjoy high school, it goes by fast Problem That Concerns You: Not knowing what my future will be like Unique About You: I like to be organized Plans After High School: Attend College Lifetime Goals: Have a job that I enjoy doing and get married Extracurricular Activities: FBLA Favorite School Memory: Telling Tyren she had a dance contest for College English and it wasn’t actually an assignment… the good thing was, she didn’t get in trouble. Quote to Live By: “Don’t wait for everything to be perfect before you decide to enjoy your life.” –John Meyer National Poinsettia Day By: Rachel Linden 12 th National Poinsettia Day is December and each year across the United States, people recognize the holiday. The poinsettia plant’s connection to the Christmas season dates back to 16th century Mexico. Legend tells of a girl who worried she had no gift to celebrate Jesus’s birthday because she was too poor. An angel tells her to give any gift with love. The young girl gathered weeds from along the side of a road and placed them around the manger. Miraculously, they turned into red stars. Facts about National Poinsettia Day: 1. Red is the traditional holiday color, but there are more than 100 varieties of poinsettia. 2. We celebrate National Poinsettia Day on December 12 to mark the 1851 remembrance of Joel Poinsett who died on that day. 3. Dr. Joel Roberts Poinsett the botanist who first sent flowers to the U.S. from Mexico. 4. Poinsett first introduced the plant to U.S. in 1828 most botanists dismissed it as a weed. 5. In Mexico poinsettias are not just for Christmas; they are grown year round and can be as tall as 16 feet. 6. Contrary to belief, poinsettias are not poisonous plants. 7. Poi