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Spooktacular Fun at the Halloween Fair

The Halloween Fair tradition has made a comeback and everyone is excited for the elementary and high school students to reconnect.

Is having a gym filled with kids under intense supervision better than kids running around the streets at night trick-or-treating?

On Wednesday, Oct. 25, North High hosted a Halloween fair for all elementary school students to attend. The fair took place from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the big gym of the school.

The Halloween Fair has been a cherished tradition at North High for many years, but due to the challenges posed by COVID-19, it has been difficult and somewhat neglected when it came to resuming the fair in the past few years. Luckily, the tradition was able to return to North High this year and students were eager to reconnect with the community. 

Senior peer leaders and sophomores of advisory classes were expected to attend the event and help out at their designated stations. They arrived 30 minutes prior to the start time in order to get their station ready for the fair.

Everyone was encouraged to come dressed in their spookiest costumes in the spirit of Halloween.

Mom and daughter dressed in their creative Halloween costumes (Credit: Emma Lavian).
Mom and daughter dressed in their creative Halloween costumes (Credit: Emma Lavian).

Each advisory class was given the opportunity to create a booth for the fair and the advisory with the most creative booth of the night would go on to win a pizza party.

At the entrance of the gym, there was a bag decorating station filled with markers and crayons. The location of this stand is convenient since the students would later be able to utilize the bags they created to hold the candy they collected throughout the night.

Mrs. Hakanjin’s advisory put together a “Witch Broom Racing” activity where kids swept a pumpkin from a start to finish line (Credit: Katie Ng).

Another station consisted of an exciting basketball activity. Students were given a ball and were given three chances to get the ball in the hula-hoop. If they got the ball through the hula-hoop they were rewarded with candies.

Other stations included face painting, bowling, and cupcake decorating.

“It was a good way to incorporate fun in a learning environment,” said sophomore Tori Zargari. “The kids could safely go trick or treating without their parents worrying about the dangers of going out in neighborhoods.”

Schools around the world constantly try to incorporate amusement into school. This event is a prime example of how the school demonstrates this idea of associating learning with pleasure.

This school fair eliminates the harmfulness and fearfulness that Halloween brings. It helps to relieve the worries that parents have for their children who would typically walk around the streets trick or treating but are now safer trick or treating inside of the school.

The games and enthusiastic high school students put tons of smiles on the elementary students’ faces on this thrilling night at the school.

Sophomores Nina Bikhman, Lia Huang, and Eva Zheng volunteering at the Halloween Fair (Credit: Katie Ng).

In a change of perspective, the peer leaders and sophomores also had smiles on their faces due to pure enjoyment of spending time with the young students.

“I thought everyone had a great time and got something out of it,” said Mr. Cohen. “It was a great chance for students to take a leadership role.”

Overall, it was a delightful bonding and learning experience, thoroughly appreciated by the students of the high school and elementary school.

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Emma Lavian
Emma Lavian, Associate Editor
Emma Lavian is one of Guide Post’s associate editors. Along with being a hardworking student, she is a dedicated three-sport athlete. With her favorite sport being soccer, she plays on North High’s varsity soccer team as well as the basketball and softball teams. Emma is also an active member of many clubs such as Pre-Med and Dentistry, Athletic Leadership, and AIDS Awareness. When she is not doing her school work, she loves to hang out with friends and family, play sports, go on walks, or read.

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