Dear Agoura Charger,
Hello, my name is Brian Mercer and I am the principal at Agoura High School. Some of the students at AHS have been telling me there is no such thing as Santa Claus. I always rely on the Charger to bring the truth, so I was hoping you could answer my question. Does Santa Claus truly exist?
It has been said, that by the age of eight and a half children stop believing in Santa Claus. And yet, here I am, eighteen years old, and still believing. It is a part of human nature to trust only what you see, and there lies the issue. The most beautiful things in life are those we cannot see, because they are something we feel that rings true in our hearts. Santa exists the same way love and generosity exists, unseen but felt. He takes form not only in a red suit, but in the spirit of giving that comes with the Christmas season. Santa is not real because he comes down our chimneys on Christmas Eve; he is real because he allows us to have hope. So to answer your question, yes Mr. Mercer, Santa does exist. And as long as we do our best to fill the world with love, and go out of our way to help others, there will always be a Santa Claus. For you, your children, and your grandchildren will forever be given the gift of childhood faith if you remember that the jingling of bells you hope to hear on Christmas Eve may not always come from a sleigh on the rooftop, it comes from the soul.
–The Agoura Charger
was a senior at Agoura High School. She is a decorated author who enjoys writing poetry and short stories. Her articles often involve holidays, as she is an extreme enthusiast of holidays, mainly Christmas, Halloween, and St Patrick's Day.