Truly Hawkins won a prize for Best Traditional Halloween Costume for good reason. Photo contributed.
AHS students were involved in many activities on around campus for Halloween. The library staff were giving out candy to students in costumes who were invited to take pictures in front of the library’s new green screen. They could take pictures with their own cameras or could use the library iPad. Some students were dressed up as big dinosaurs, pirates, zombies, superheroes, and many other typical Halloween outfits. Students were able to design and edit their own pictures. The LIT club members also helped with these activities by monitoring the lines for the green screen and handing out candy. The LIT club is the library’s student advisory club; LIT stands for librarians in training.
At lunch there was a Halloween costume contest, and the winners got a large bag of candy as a prize. There were a total of four categories and with six winners. The best traditional costume went to Truly Hawkins as a scary clown. The best overall went to Jearon Gilbert as a gypsy. The best homemade costume was awarded to a student dressed up as a Minecraft character, and the group costume award went to Kalianna Lagomarsino, Carmen Esquer, and Chloe Keith as the Scooby Doo posse, with Esquer’s mother as Shaggy.
In addition to the costume contest and Halloween photos, the library staff helped students sew pumpkins during Study hall. Students have had several opportunities to learn basic sewing skills in the library during Study Hall, and this pumpkin sewing event was very popular.