Every year the Chemistry 2 class at New Haven High School holds a Halloween show for fourth graders. The fourth graders are invited from New Haven Elementary School and Franklin County R-2.
Mrs. Oelrichs, teacher of the Chemistry 2 class, said that she has been putting together these shows for nine years.
When asked about her favorite part of arranging the shows, Mrs. Oelrichs said, “I like seeing what students come up with for the show and how they put it together, I also like seeing how the fourth graders react to the shows.”
To prepare for the Halloween show, Chemistry 2 students were assigned to research and create different demonstrations. The students were in groups of three to four people, which allowed for five different demonstrations during the show.
When asked about what she and her group were looking to find for their demonstration, Julia McIntyre said, “We wanted to do something that really excited the kids.”
The first group included Andi Wideman, Desiree Strehlau, and Miranda Durbin. They dressed up as the Powerpuff Girls and did a demonstration over elephant toothpaste and candy fire.
The group after them dressed up as characters from Spongebob Squarepants. The students in this group were Russell Pinnell as Squidward, Vanessa Vallejo as Patrick, and Julia Unnerstall as Spongebob. Their demonstration included glow-in-the-dark slime and liquid light.
The next group was Olivia Williams, Ethan Groner, Tim Madden, and Cameron Seamon. They dressed up as Ghostbusters and did demonstrations over ghost bubbles and a crystal ball.
After that group was Levi Schroeder, Joseph Rethemeyer, and Julia McIntyre. Julia and Joseph dressed up as doctors while Levi dressed up as a patient. They did demonstrations over exploding and flaming pumpkins.
When asked about her favorite part of the show, Julia said, “My favorite part was the self-carving pumpkin. I think when the pumpkin exploded, it gave the kids a bit of a scare.”
The last group consisted of Cecelia Malone, Grace Soete, Martin Lewis, and Travis Schroeder. Cecelia and Travis dressed up as vampires while Martin dressed up as fruit punch and Grace dressed as a ghost. Their demonstration included ghost rockets and a genie in a bottle.
Good job, Chemistry 2 students!