On Saturday the junior class set up and ran a carnival for children and families on the turf and athletic fields behind Hardwick Hall. Organized over the summer by Mrs. Ryerson and Mrs. Shaw as an orientation activity, events ranged from Corn Hole bean bag toss and ladder-ball to face painting and other arts and crafts. Snow Cones and Cotton Candy gave comfort to many in the hot afternoon, and ring toss, bowling, and fishing games brought joy to young faces as they competed for prize tickets on the turf.
Many staff families attended, and when asked if he was enjoying the carnival Finn Devaney said “yep.” The juniors had a great time as well; George Pektor stated that his favorite thing about the carnival was “seeing the smiles on the little kid’s faces” and that he liked working the prize station because it “made their day.”
Jack Mooney said he enjoys this type of community service very much. It is clear that the carnival was successful in strengthening bonds in the junior class and creating them for new students. Mrs. Shaw, when asked what she was enjoying about the carnival, answered “I love seeing our students interact with the kids at the carnival today. It’s really fun and they’re having a great time. It’s just wonderful.”
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