New Haven High’s annual Halloween Costume Contests get the students in the school excited each year. There have been many great moments and costumes in the past that will always be a pleasant memory for many students here at NHHS.
When asked about the contest, the students had all positive comments about it. It seems that it is something that gives the students a sense of creativity and pride for all the work and effort they put forth into the costumes each year.
When asked in a survey if the students have ever participated in the contest before, 78% of students said that they have participated.
When asked to recollect on past costumes they particularly enjoyed wearing or seeing, many different costumes were mentioned. “My favorite I have worn would have to be the one I wore freshman year. Megan Boehmer, Julia Unnerstall, Lexi Oetterer, and I dressed as the four ninja turtles. We made our own costumes and we even got an award for our costume!” Kamryn Poe, senior, stated.
Chloe Lueckenhoff, freshman, added, “When I was in seventh grade, some high schoolers dressed up as a rollercoaster and I just thought that it was the coolest thing ever.”
56% of students asked said they will be participating in the contest this year.
Many students said that they like the creativity given to them, when asked what they enjoy about the annual contest. Many students also enjoy seeing all the different costumes: “I really enjoy seeing other people’s costumes. Alexis Sidwell had one of my favorites. She and her friend, Hannah Flaherty, dressed as Hillary Clinton and the missing emails. They were hilarious!” stated Kamryn Poe, senior.
Many students stated that they would like to see more people participate in the future.
The annual Halloween Costume Contest is an event that students seem to highly enjoy. It gives students in our school a chance to express some creativity. Can’t wait to see what people dress up as this year!