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New Halloween Festivities Foster Student Spirit

Ethan Weiss
Read further to learn about OHS’ fun, new Halloween festivities

OHS had a very successful Halloween this year featuring a variety of new celebrations. Students dressed up as their favorite characters/things such as hot dogs, bananas, Chewbacca, and the Pope. Costume-wearers could “Trick or treat” throughout the high school at seven different locations to receive candy; “I liked when I would walk through the halls and people would smile at me. The experience of trick-or-treating in different classrooms was fun … My favorite teacher who gave out candy was Mr. Allex because he gave out the best candy,” Freshman John Eberhardt said while describing his OHS Halloween experience.

During Spartan Hour, a Día de los Muertos Festival was held in the mezzanine. Students could participate in a multitude of activities including dancing, eating various Hispanic foods, and drinking the Latin American Horchata rice milk. The goal of the festival was to celebrate and uplift Hispanic culture in the OHS community during Hispanic Heritage Month.

During lunch, a costume contest was held in which more than two dozen costume-wearers entered into a contest for best costume. The winner, who has yet to be determined, will receive Caribou delivered to their first-hour class.

All of these celebrations are new this school year and have begun as an effort to foster school spirit in the post-Covid era. Hopefully, these celebrations will become traditions cemented in OHS culture for the years to come.


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Ethan Weiss, Social Media Editor
Hi my name is Ethan Weiss and this is my first year with the Spartan Speaks

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    Larry WilliamsDec 2, 2023 at 12:57 pm

    Nice work, Ethan!

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    JohnNov 14, 2023 at 9:52 am