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CVHS Senior Committee’s first annual Boo Bash

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Roxell Bonilla
Flier for CVHS Boo Bash hosted by Senior Committee on October 27th at 7 p.m.

The Carnegie Vanguard Senior Committee started the first dance of the year with a “BOO!” on October 27 at 7 p.m. in the gym. Not only did the Senior Committee kick off the year’s festivities, but they also hosted the first Halloween Boo Bash in CVHS history. 

Being that this was the first Halloween dance that both CVHS and this year’s Senior Committee hosted, there was a lot of pressure when planning this night of both school spirit and spooky fun.

“It’s been a little hectic because it’s never been done before at Carnegie”, said Roxell Bonilla.

There are numerous motives for the Senior Committee to host this dance. One primary goal was to create some leverage for the beginning of the year. In addition to this, Senior Committee was striving to fundraise money for the senior class and their expenses.

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“We wanted to have a cool activity that seniors as well as the whole school could have but we also had to look at the reality of needing to raise some money,” said Senior Committee’s Secretary Nick Haslam.

Bonilla, Haslam, and their fellow committee leaders emphasized the efforts in gaining funds in order to provide a memorable Senior year for the rest of their class. Ideally, the money raised from this dance will go towards senior events such as Senior Brunch, the end of year trip and prom.

When the majority of people think of Halloween, what are the first few things that come to mind? Many usually think of haunted houses, crazy costumes and most importantly… LOTS of candy. Luckily for CVHS students, Boo Bash had all of these things and so much more! As word of the bash spread, many kids at CVHS talked about what they were hoped to do and see on that night.

Although many attended, Senior Committee speculated some students expected the dance to be quite uneventful. As a majority of the student body has attended previous dances, many worried they may not fully enjoy the function. This slight chance seemed to worry the Senior Committee in regards to the potential turnout.

“In the past dances have been very, very lame. And because of that, there’s not a lot of turnout. So we feel like we have to make sure to show up and show out when it comes to dances and activities,” said Bonilla.

In attempts to promote the bash, the committee created an activity called Pie a Senior Committee Member, which is exactly what it sounds like! Students who attended the dance had the opportunity to donate a dollar towards the senior committee member who they wanted to see get pie-d. Bonilla remarked that she was most excited about the Costume Contest, which allowed students to show off their creative ideas through costumes that they spent hours putting together.

“It’s a runway where all the costumes are displayed and people vote upon their favorite!” said Bonilla.

The bash included many of the usual party games, but with a Halloween twist. Bonilla said the committee hosted exciting activities such as candy pong, which is similar to the idea of beer pong, but with candy instead, face painting, corn hole and a long night of dancing.

The CVHS Senior Committee hoped to create a lasting night of fun and scares. After totaling up tickets and funding, the committee raised over $2,000 in funds from just the dance. With this money, the seniors hope to better their events and create a lasting senior year. 

 

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Roxell Bonilla, Sports Editor
Roxell is a senior at CVHS. She loves sports of all kinds, especially soccer and volleyball, and even runs some sports clubs here at Carnegie. She also loves frogs, with the cute tree frog being one of her favorites. She has three dogs and four cats at home—one of which is named Kiwi.
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