Vendors packed the upper school cafeteria as the annual Holiday bazaar approached its eleventh year of celebration. Each year, the bazaar welcomes thousands of people and around 40 vendors. The bazaar strove to unite the school community and include everyone in lower school, middle school and high school for one day. Parents, students and faculty alike flocked to the event Dec. 11 for a full day of shopping, several baked goods contests and performances from students of all different grade levels.
“The bazaar was fun because I got to watch my brother (3rd grade) sing,” said sophomore Anisa Haffizulla.
Clubs across campus qualified to compete for a $1,000 grand prize and $500 second place prize towards a charity of their choice if members brought in ten dozen baked goods and had a minimum of 4 and maximum of 5 volunteers help set up before or clean up after the event. The bazaar picked winners from eligible clubs at random.
The bazaar also hosted a best tasting and best presentation contest for home baked goods. The winners of the best tasting competition, sophomore Rachel McDonald, junior Kian Oyarbiole and senior Jewel Kyaw, and winners of the best presentation contest, senior Lauren McDonald, senior Emily Namm and eighth grader Giovanni Natalie won prizes of $100, $50 and $25 for first, second and third place, respectively.
Headed by Mrs. Stella Ting, the PTO organized a bazaar that again carried out the Heritage tradition of holiday spirit and unity among the varying grade levels on campus.