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ASB brings Halloween treats and festivities to Carlmont

Alyssa Bish
History teacher Greer Stone hands out candy to students during the trick-or-treating activity. This took place on Tuesday when students walked the halls looking for teachers who had candy. “I thought it was a really fun and interesting experience and it really elevated my Halloween experience at school,” said junior Emily Song.

During the final week of October, the Associated Student Body (ASB) planned numerous activities, such as cookie decorating and trick-or-treating in teachers’ classrooms to bring Halloween spirit to campus. 

On Monday, ASB organized cookie decorating in the quad, where students could frost pumpkin-shaped cookies as well as add sprinkles during lunch. Students also had the option to decorate paper pumpkins with various stickers.

“Although there weren’t enough toppings or frosting, I had fun decorating my cookie,” sophomore Sadie Schneider said. 

Since Halloween was on a Tuesday, ASB coordinated teacher trick-or-treating, in which students could go to participating teachers’ classrooms and receive candy during lunch, similar to neighborhood trick-or-treating that typically occurs on Halloween night.

Mahika Reddy, co-facilitator for the ASB Lunchtime Service Commission, noted the challenges and work that went into planning the event.

“The event was one of our hardest to plan. It was one of the highest effort activities we’ve had this year,” Reddy said.

According to Reddy, someone thought of the trick-or-treating idea last year. Reddy wanted to make the event bigger due to the nostalgia of trick-or-treating.

“Putting all the spreadsheets together, sending out flyers of the events, and coordinating with teachers is why I think it was the hardest,” Reddy said.

Reddy initially thought that participation from students and teachers would be underwhelming but was proven incorrect. She noticed freshman participation was especially high.

“The freshmen missed when people used to dress up more, and the event sparked feelings of nostalgia,” Reddy said.

Reddy was also surprised by the amount of teachers who wanted to join in on the activity.

“I thought only around ten teachers would join. I was surprised that 30 participated,” Reddy said.

Teachers Lindsey Moynihan and Connor Fenech pose for a picture in their Barbie costumes. This year, many teachers in the history department coordinated their outfits together, all dressing up as a version of Barbie. (Alyssa Bish)

The Lunchtime Service Commission worked to sort candies into bags, which they later gave to participating teachers.

Among participating teachers was Connor Fenech, who teaches history for the Biotechnology Institute (BTI) and AP US Government.

“I wish we got more candy to pass out. I ran out sooner than I expected,” Fenech said.

Additionally, many teachers participated in the Halloween festivities by dressing up in costumes.

“It was festive dressing up with teachers. I want to do another group costume event with more of them next year,” Fenech said.

Overall, students and teachers alike were impressed with the events and the high participation among students.

“More people have gotten involved since last year. Hopefully, we will get more participation next year,” Fenech said.

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About the Contributors
Lara Ibasco
Lara Ibasco, Staff Writer
Lara Ibasco (Class of 2026) is a sophomore at Carlmont High School. This is her first year in journalism. She hopes to be more involved with her community this year. She enjoys cooking, baking, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.
Alyssa Bish
Alyssa Bish, Photo Editor
Alyssa Bish (Class of 2025) is a current photojournalist and editor for Scot Scoop. This is her second year in the journalism program and she is super excited to continue taking pictures for this award-winning program. In her spare time, you can find Alyssa on the field playing soccer on either her club team or the Carlmont varsity team. View her journalism website here: Alyssa Bish Photojournalism

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