The haunted halls of the 9100 building and student’s cars parked in Lot 3 were decked out in this year’s spookiest decorations as students and teachers welcomed young children to the National Honor Society’s (NHS) annual Trunk-or-Treat fundraiser from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Lower School and Upper School both participated in the event to support this year’s causes: Angel Tree and Project Alive.
“It’s also a great way for us to get involved with our school community, get dressed up for Halloween, and have fun,” NHS president senior Nithya Kasarla said.
Event tickets were $5 in advance for children and $7 at the door. Children walked the lot choosing candy from the twenty decorated cars of Upper School students, providing a safe and fun alternative for Halloween night. Inside the 9000, about 100 NHS members, and 50 members from SGA, NAHS, Harry Potter Alumni, BG&G, Pre-Engineering, SHS, and Key Club, volunteered at the event. Each club involved was assigned a classroom in the 9100 building to decorate and to host activities which ranged from decorating cookies with SGA, to coloring-in skulls in the Spanish Honor Society’s Day of the Dead room. However, the most popular activity is NHS’s student-run haunted house, which provided attendees with a good scare for the night.
“I enjoy seeing the young trick-or-treaters dress up in their favorite costumes. It’s just a great and fun event all around,” senior Maya Naim said, who attended her second Trunk-or-Treat this year.
The event had a bake sale of eerily-inspired desserts as well as water and drinks.
A table was set up to sell raffle tickets for a Heat game in March and for a basket of Heat related paraphernalia. Save Sebastian brackets were sold for $2. and shirts for $15. Raffle tickets are $10 or 3 for $20.
Another fan favorite was the robotics team’s, the Ninjaneers’, two robots, which drove around the lot playing with and chasing the children.
Whether attendees were two or 17 years old, they enjoyed a night of candy, cookies, activities, costumes, cool weather, and fun.