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Malcolm students spread holiday cheer

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By: Jenn Hatcher

Friday, Malcolm High School students were spreading cheer at St. Elizabeth Regional Medical Center.

They do this every year, wrap up finals, then head to Seward and Lincoln hospitals and nursing homes to carol.

"We like to go and just spread holiday cheer," says Malcolm vocal teacher, Michael Beach.

The students sang in lobbies and walked the hallways.

The Nix family could hear the high schoolers coming and so could their one-day-old, Wilder.

"He was kind of dozing but as soon as he heard 'Silent Night' he kind of turned his head and it was really neat to see him pay attention to that," says mother Emily Nix.

The family says they love sharing this magical time of year with a newborn.

"Hearing the carolers was a really neat experience.  It's such a busy time having a new born baby in our lives and it always nice to be reminded what's important this season," says father Aaron Nix.

The students enjoy sharing their musical talents too.

"I have kids crying.  It really touches them deeply and as a teacher I feel that's awesome I can have them experience through music, this kind of thing," says Beach.

"It's really great, especially at some of the nursing homes" says student Ike Maytum.  "There you get people who might not have family coming in.  We go there and it's great just to see their bright smiling faces ... that interaction makes everything we do worth it."

Malcolm students are now officially on winter break.

The Nix family is expected to take their new bundle of joy home on Saturday.

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