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Surg Tech students spread holiday cheer to needy family

by Darin Allred | Dec 16, 2014 <p> </p>

Students in the Surgical Technology program at North Central Texas College recently took a break from schoolwork to assist some families with special needs this holiday season.

For more than a decade, the Surgical Technology class at NCTC's Corinth campus has teamed up with the Sanger ISD Community Outreach department to help families in need in Denton County. The class adopts a family and purchases gifts for them including toys, clothes and household items. Students met shortly after their first final exam to wrap the presents and deliver them to Valerie Foster with Sanger ISD.

Among the items the students purchases were clothes for two adults and two children, shampoo, soap, kitchen scrub pads, pillows, blankets, bed sheets, towels, hand sanitizer and a football.

"It does help the students stop and think about those who are less fortunate than they might be, even though they may consider themselves 'starving students.' When everyone gives a little, it can really add up to a lot," said Judith Rodgers, the NCTC Surgical Technology program Coordinator.

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