Student council plans “carnival” event for homecoming

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Student council plans “carnival” event for homecoming

Kaitlyn Cross, online staff writer

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Miah Thirion

Miah Thirion

Miah Thirion

Miah Thirion

Miah Thirion

This year student council organized a carnival for the annual homecoming that ran the week of September 14-21. This event included the typical attractions one might see at any carnival, such as a huge obstacle course, the Toxic Meltdown game, Hungry Hippos, inflatable basketball hoops and slides, and a variety of games. This outside carnival event took time, effort, hard work, and organization for students in the STUCO. 

“We started planning in May or maybe even April last year. All the juniors from last year that are now seniors started planning really far ahead in advance,” said Jojo Bedrava, a senior member of STUCO.

According to Riley Blackwell, a junior member of STUCO, the group decided to do something entirely different from what has been done for all the other past homecoming years.

 “I thought about how in elementary school we used to have carnivals. So, I thought we would make it for big kids sort of thing,” said Blackwell.

In order to make carnival day happen, it was organized by classes and teachers. The STUCO split it up by grade, however with many students attending the event, there were lines.

“I feel like we need to set up lines, like how to organize because I feel like a big problem was cutting,” said Blackwell.

James Swetter, CSHS Principal, was quick to praise the effort the STUCO put into organizing the carnival.

“Our Student Council deserves all the credit for the Carnival.  It was their planning and preparation that allowed our students to experience it. I think CSHS is very lucky to have such a hard working Student Council,” he said.

Although Swetter didn’t directly participate in any of the carnival activities, he seemed to have enjoyed homecoming week.

“My favorite part of the HoCo Carnival was seeing all the students and staff having fun together,” said Swetter, the principal. 

With the excitement of homecoming, many students were distracted from their school work. According to Swetter, there was less academic work during the week.

“Taking time out of the school day did give students less academic time.  However, when I talk to alumni about their high school experiences, many talk about the great memories they had during their Homecoming Week.  So I was okay with allocating some school time for that,” said Swetter.

For Bedrava, it wasn’t just about the carnival.

“It’s fun to see what everyone dresses up as. Especially for meme day and the events after school,” she said. 

The carnival was just one of STUCO’s many efforts to plan an eventful homecoming week for students.

 

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