By Caroline Griffin
Photo courtesy of Caroline Griffin.
Although the annual Halloween Bazaar had to be cancelled this school year because of COVID-19, the student council has thoughtfully organized new and exciting events to keep students in the Halloween spirit. This year, STUCO decided to hold a door-decorating contest in which each ALAPP competed to show who had the most Halloween spirit. Tensions were high as students became more and more invested. All in all, every ALAPP ended up being amazing in its own right, creating excitement among SMS students. Here are some of the highlights from the contest.
Best Agrarian Theme: Dunlap’s Corn Maze of Horror. The junior leadership team decided to create a haunted yet humorous corn maze of horror made up of real corn stalks and faces full of terror photoshopped onto costumes. Spiders, scarecrows, Dunlap, oh my!
Most Likely to Induce a Nightmare: Goodman/Nichols Circus
Goodman and Nichols’ ALAPPs haunted the library halls with a petrifying but impressive circus display. Clown heads, bloody hand prints, and hanging chains left students and faculty terrified, but truly amazed.
Honor Council: Look out St. Mary’s. The Honor Council is watching your every move. Hallie Anderson (12) stated her inspiration for her ALAPP’s wildly creative decoration idea, “I instantly got the idea after I saw the elf-on-the-shelf glued to the wall by the senior den. I immediately texted my ALAPP to bring every elf-on-the-shelf they could find in their houses. It turned out so well, and this was such a fun experience.”
Brownest Door: Mr. Soun
Simple and sweet, like chocolate. While this door seems pale in comparison, in reality, it is the epitome of abstract art. The rips, tears, and scattered blue scotch tape all contribute to the underrated masterpiece that is Mr. Soun’s door. Open to interpretation, this door was truly a hidden gem in the competition.
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