September 27th, 2019
Rose clubs unite to celebrate Halloween
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Halloween is for trick-or-treating, and Rose’s clubs treated the community with their service projects to celebrate the holiday. Through various activities, organizations all around Rose have served the Halloween spirit.
The Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA), National Honors Society (NHS), Dream Team and Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) all participated in Trunk or Treat at Lake Forest Elementary on Oct. 27. The clubs passed out candy to the elementary school’s students from the trunks of members' cars. Each club brought their cars that they decorated according to the theme they chose. HOSA chose to decorate their cars with a haunted hospital theme. Their members dressed up as haunting nurses, doctors and patients. NHS decided to decorate their two cars with different themes.
“We had a cookie monster car, where we passed out cookies and a spider web-themed car,” NHS secretary A’myah Dozier said.
Although the Trunk or Treat is celebrated by many clubs, it is not the biggest celebration from an organization. The National Art Honor Society (NAHS) prepares a haunted house every year to scare the daring students of Rose. After taking a year off due to COVID-19, the annual haunted house returned ready to scare. This
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event was held in the annex on Oct. 29. Each year the organization picks a theme to dress up and decorate the annex in. This year’s theme was classic horror movies. They had different sections of the annex for each classical Halloween movie they chose. Some of the movies and characters featured were Chucky, Annabelle, Friday the 13th and Crystal Lake. The NAHS picked the theme and started painting decorations and planning the haunted house the first day of October. Members of the organization worked on decorations during their art class with art teacher Randall Leach. Participants also stayed after school to make sure the haunted house was ready for the 29th.
On the 29th, members of NAHS and volunteers set up the haunted house and scared away their guests. Each cast member, or the people scaring, had to get their face decorated and wore costumes. Once dressed in their costumes and ready to go, the cast members set out to scare. The NAHS had free admission into the haunted house as their goal was to allow for everyone to be able to experience the scary event.
“We have free admission because we want everyone to be able to celebrate Halloween and get scared by us,” NAHS member Safiyyah Waqas said.
The final Halloween celebration is done by the Student Government Association (SGA) on Oct 29. This event is called Exceptional Children (EC) Halloween. During second period on the 29th, students in the EC program walked around school and stopped at every classroom to trick or treat. SGA has its members bring in candy and then they give the bags to teachers to hand out to the students. Selected members of the SGA EC committee walk around the school trick-or-treating with the EC students. The EC students and SGA members dress up in costumes to get fully in the Halloween spirit.
“We started trick-or-treating fifteen years ago because we do a lot with the Exceptional Children and we don’t want them to be the forgotten group,” SGA advisor Luisa Haynes said.
Halloween is a holiday meant to celebrate, and Rose clubs take it to the next level with their activities. Whether it be a sweet surprise or scary haunted house, Rose’s organizations go all out for Halloween.