Valentine’s Day has happened at New Haven High School and there are many activities that have happened at NHHS. Spirit Week was last week for the high school. NHHS had a dodgeball tournament and assemblies planned throughout the week.
All of the students of New Haven High were asked how they planned to spend their Valentine’s Day, and Elsie McNabb, junior, said, “Sitting at home, watching sappy love movies, stuffing my face with pizza!”
“I wish I could spend it with my girlfriend, who is in Chicago,” replied sophomore Bernabe Ribera.
Timothy Madden, junior, answered, “Eat candy and watch some movies, maybe go to the theater with my girlfriend.”
“I plan on spending it with my friends and driving around while I have music going,” said Devin Buchheit, senior.
“I probably will plan on spending time with my boyfriend if I have time to,” said junior Desiree Strehlau.
Emily Knoppe, senior, responded with, “I’ll probably spend it alone at home stuffing my face.”
Next, the students were asked about their favorite candy available around this time of year, and senior Elizabeth Hughes answered, “I know it’s not a candy, but chocolate-covered strawberries are my favorite.”
Lexi Oetterer, junior, responded with, “My favorite candy to eat is Kit Kats, but they are here all year round. I do love the red heart suckers that are only here during Valentine’s.”
“Snickers are good year-round, especially during Valentine’s,” said Martin Lewis, junior.
Britany Willimann, senior, responded with, “Chocolate roses are absolutely amazing.”
“My favorite would probably have to be heart-shaped chocolate and chocolate in general,” said junior Julia Unnerstall.
The students were also asked what their favorite romance movie was, and junior Kamryn Poe responded with, “I hate romance movies. I do like the movie 50 First Dates, but that is more of a rom com.”
“My favorite would probably have to be The Notebook,” said Chloe Lueckenhoff, freshman.
“I would probably have to say Hitch is my favorite,” replied sophomore Brandon Young.
Claire Meyer, junior, responded with, “I love any Nicholas Sparks movie.”
They were then asked if there were any memorable gifts or moments they have had on Valentine’s Day, and junior Diana Ribera said, “I got Hello Kitty PJ’s and a Hello Kitty stuffed animal with my boyfriend's cologne sprayed on [it]. It was the best since I was going to be in Chicago for a while. It was cute. I still have it sitting on my bed.”
“In past years, my boyfriend and I just watch movies. It may not seem like much, but I love it,” answered junior Callie Weatherly.
“One time when we made the Valentine’s boxes in elementary [school] someone put a pair of scissors in mine,” said Vanessa Vallejo, junior.
“My baby niece was born on Valentine’s Day,” responded freshman Oliver Garren.
Abbigale Buchheit, freshman, replied, “I got a teddy bear for one and it was my absolute favorite.”
The last question asked to the students was who their Valentine was, and Lydia Otten, sophomore, answered, “Zac Efron, all the way!”
Sarah McKernan, senior, replied, “I already have my boyfriend, so I don’t need anybody else.”
Aiden Bailey said, “My Valentine is my girlfriend, Lydia Pataky.”
Junior Makayla Jackson answered, “I would say Isaiah Turner is my Valentine.”
And to echo the thoughts of many single people in New Haven, Alyssa Sidwell, freshman, simply said, “I hate everyone.”
Valentine’s Day seemed to be exciting for some students and just another day for some. We hope New Haven had a happy Valentine’s Day full of joy and love!