Door Decorating Contest Ushers in the Christmas Spirit

This year, The Christmas spirit permeated more so than usual thanks to a new competition created by the Mothers’ Club. Creativity, collaboration and camaraderie were unleashed during the Christmas Door Decorating Contest.

This new competition grew out of a Mothers’ Club holiday tradition. “Usually, we do our annual Christmas Dinner for the mothers,” said Liz Lynch, World Language Department Teacher and Mothers’ Club faculty liaison. “However, some of them were apprehensive about going out to eat in a large group due to the pandemic. We looked for an alternative. One of our members shared that they do a door decorating contest at work.  Everyone liked the idea, so we decided to bring it to Holy Cross.”

Students and faculty within their advisory groups decorated classroom doors with various holiday themes. Ideas and themes ran the gamut.  The Mothers’ Club judged the competition. Three advisory groups were named as the winners.

Holy Cross High School Door Decorating Contest


  • Megan Dwyer’s Advisory Group – A Grinch Themed Door (equipped with a Christmas message via QR Code)
  • Rosanne Shea & Dawn Lombardi’s Advisory Groups – A Candy Land theme
  • Caroline Flamino’s  Advisory Group – A Season’s Greetings Theme  

“It was awesome,” said Megan Dwyer ’05, Director of Student Life. “Everyone was having so much fun. There was a great sense of community and friendly competition.  The teachers were also very enthusiastic about it. This really brought the holiday spirit into the school.”

“Everyone was involved,” said Mrs. Lynch. “Our kids have so much talent. A lot was expressed in the door decorating. The Mothers’ Club provided supplies. The students ran with it and created some amazing things.”


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