As you all may know, October is upon us. Halloween is practically at our doorstep. This is a wonderful time of year for scary movies, candy, and dressing up. Although we may not have scary movies here at NHHS, we do have a costume contest with fun prizes and candy. We have had this tradition for years, and we plan on continuing the tradition for years to come.
In past years, we have had students dress up as some pretty creative things! Back in 2014 the winning costumes were ketchup and mustard, Mario and Princess Peach, and the Harlem Globetrotters.
Then in 2015, the winning costumes were a Jamaican Bobsled team, the Flintstones, Ninja Turtles, and Flo from Progressive.
Just last year in 2016, the top costumes were Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, Anna from “Frozen”, “Jurassic Park”, party animals, and Napolean Dynamite.
Although those may have been the winners, our past students have some of their own personal favorite costumes:
Patricia Weatherly, class of 2016, commented that the Iron Man costume was one of her all-time favorites. A close second for her was the Six Flags rollercoaster and crew.
LeeAnna Linton, class of 2016, stated that the Six Flags rollercoaster and crew was also her personal favorite; however, she thought it may be a little biased since she was a part of that group.
Julia Unnerstall, junior, mentioned that she loved the Ninja Turtle costumes she and her friends did in their freshman year.
Mrs. Oelrichs excitedly told that in 2014, a group of students dressed up as the Scooby-Doo gang. They even painted a van to look like the Mystery Machine.
Ms. McCroskey said, "I remember Anna Miller's costume from 2016. She was Anna from 'Frozen', and she made the costume herself. It was spectacular-- really, really beautiful."
This year, our contest will be held on November 1st at 7:45 A.M. Mrs. Miller says that all people competing should be in the gym at this time, but that anyone can go in and watch the event.
The judges for this year’s Halloween contest are Mrs. Schlafer, Mrs. Hausmann, and Mr. Pruessner. They will be judging three categories: creative, best effort, and group. As well as those categories, there will be prizes awarded to the three best overall costumes.
Mr. Pruessner explained, “Creative, homemade costumes generally look better than the store bought ones. I like to see that students put effort into making their costume.”
He also mentioned, “I am very excited for this year’s costume contest and I hope the students are as well.”
Mr. Pruessner also made note that the costumes he remembered from past years were the Six Flags rollercoaster and the KISS band.
Mrs. Schlafer commented, “Even though this is my first year to judge costumes, I have always enjoyed the creativity the students have exhibited in their costume designs. When judging I will be looking for costumes that indicate that time and effort has been spent creating the outfit. A unique idea also adds to the overall impression.”
“I always love judging the Halloween costume contest, but it's no easy task. Our kids put a lot of time and effort into creating some fantastic costumes. It's such a fun day!” Mrs. Hausmann stated.
As you can see, the New Haven students and teachers have had lots of fun with this activity in the past. Let's keep up the good work and continue to blow the judges away.
Good luck to all who are competing in the 2017 Halloween costume contest!