Valentine’s Day is classified as one of the most loved holidays of the year at Carlmont. Staff and ASB celebrated Valentine’s Day through a rally, rose delivery, and numerous halls of hearts.
“Valentine’s Day is important to [celebrate] in order for people to care for their romantic interest,” said sophomore Cody Vo. Vo also expressed his feelings for giving and receiving flowers and said, “I like roses and want to cheer people up who are alone. I think it is nice and considerate to those who receive them.”
From February 6-13, students were able to purchase roses for their friends or significant other and have their roses arrive on Valentine’s Day at school before lunch. During lunch, a rally took place in which couples would be tested to see who knew their partner the best.
Students around the school enjoyed receiving a rose and decided to show their feelings by buying their peers and colleagues roses.
The effect of purchasing flowers has been found to have a positive effect on people’s well-being.
Nancy Etcoff, Ph.D., of Harvard Medical School said, “Research has proven that flowers make people happy when they receive them… What we didn’t know is that spending a few days with flowers in the home can affect a wide variety of feelings”.
Sophomore Izzy Lemaster bought a rose and said, “It’s a good way to show my appreciation for my friends and family and I think that it’s amazing that the school provides such a great opportunity for us to spread the love. Receiving a rose is nice and it makes my day!”
The energy and emotion throughout the school was evident and the Quad was filled with laughter as couples would try to guess their partner’s favorite color.
The school’s Valentine’s Day celebration last year included the similar events such as the halls of hearts and rose delivery, much of which was well-received by many students.
Some are already anticipating next year’s celebration, an it’s thanks to the staff and ASB who have outdone themselves this year.