Post by: Shajiah S. & Maria I.
Photos by: The Yearbook Team & Anna I.
Edited by: Michelle W.
Hi McMath! As some of you might know, the Student Council hosted ‘Halloweek’ from Wednesday 25th to Halloween. For those who don't know, Halloweek is a fun-filled week full of Halloween-related activities in the rotunda, leading up to the actual day of Halloween.
Wednesday 25 - 2017 Squad Roll Up
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The first event was the fruit roll-up challenge. Out of the rotunda, five volunteers came up on stage and were ready to gobble up a whole fruit roll up! This challenging activity had only one simple rule: no hands. The rest you have to figure out yourself.
Each of the people upstage got into groups of two, were given a whole fruit roll-up, and put the end part into their mouths (probably trying not to munch up the whole thing in the process!).
Like most of the other events you will see, the rest of the people upstage counted down ‘till the start of the race.
When the race started, the contestants started to do an awkward tilted dance to get the roll of candy faster into their mouths.
This event was definitely not easy . Just think about it; you have to take a ribbon of multicoloured candy and try to get it into your mouth without your hands. Gravity also doesn't help much, tugging on the end of the candy string like a dog playing tug-a-war.
At the end of this delicious yet difficult challenge, the Student Council volunteers walked around measuring the length of the fruit roll-up.
Even if you didn't win, you would get the rest of the fruit roll-up to eat and enjoy!
Thursday 26 - 2017 Ghostbusters
The next event was ‘Ghostbusters’, so gear up with a proton pack and a ghost-phaser (ghostbusting gear) because you are in for a fright!
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For this activity, each contestant had balloons (the ‘ghosts’) and you had to pop (bust) as many ‘ghosts’ as possible by sitting on them. The rules were super simple; just try to pop as many ‘ghosts’ as you can by sitting on them. To win you must pop the most balloons. To be honest, the contestants were fast! The balloon contest was so loud, most of you could probably hear it from upstairs in both wings! It was a tough race with each person popping one balloon after the other, trying to beat their peers.
The contest was intense, with the three participants rushing to pop as many balloons as possible.
Once or twice, the balloons would escape from under the contestant making them rush to grab the runaway balloon!
Although this may seem easy, it's harder than it looks! The three grade eights had determined faces on trying to be the winner, and the audience just seemed to be having a good time waiting eagerly to find out who the lucky winner would be.
All the contestants did an awesome job popping the balloons; thank you for your participation!
Friday 26 - 2017 Monster Mash
This event is ‘Monster Mash’; I hope you don't get too scared!
The challenge was easy to understand. There were five empty bottles sitting on the floor in order. The contestants wore a jacket that was closed at your head, so that you couldn’t see anything. A part of the fabric was hanging over their heads, like a monster's eye holders.
Then the participants tried to knock all five of the bottles over, one by one as fast as they can, kind of like a monster hitting people over with their eyes. Gross. The person with the least time, won.
This game requires skill and hand-eye holder coordination. The candidates did a very good job hitting over the bottles, with surprisingly very little time.
Monday 30 - 2017 Die by pie
What speaks Halloween more than a group of people bashing pumpkin pie into their mouth as fast as they can?
This Monday was the pumpkin pie-eating contest. This contest was possibly the most rewarding one so far. Just think about it- you get a free pie, and you have it all to yourself to eat. Sweet deal! Even if you finish last, you got a pie- free of charge!
© Anna I.
Five people were picked from the crowd- Edward, William, Flora, Sarah, and Cole. Each person was given a pie to eat. Once the contestants were given a seat at the table, the contest countdown began!
The rules were simple; without any hands, eat as much of the pie as you can in ten minutes.
The Student Council volunteers started the countdown, and the participants got as close to the sticky surface of the pie as physically possible.
As soon as the hosts hit zero, the candidates pushed their crystal-clean faces into the orange gooey mess. Some of the participants gobbled up the pumpkin pie as fast as they could, while others took their precious time (enjoying their free pie perhaps!), and ate it as if they were at a tea party, slow and carefully. The small portion of the group that were taking their time asked for whipped cream on top of their pie (or now pumpkin pudding!). One of the hosts walked around the mob of people spraying so much whipping cream it probably resembled Santa’s beard.
Unlike the rest of the activities, this contest was on the longer side. But, after a lot of chewing and pie filling in their faces, the ten-minute mark was up.
The volunteers carefully examined the plates, and announced the winner. Cole, the grade 12 student, had won!
His pie eating technique was different. About halfway through the contest, he slipped the plate from under the pie and started eating the pumpkin mess from the tablecloth. Genius.
© Anna I.
The second place winner was Edward, the grade 8 student! Not only did he won second place, he enjoyed eating the pie, asking for more and more whipped cream, according to his cream-filled face. Nevertheless, he won second despite being the youngest of the grades.
Congratulations to all the participants in the pumpkin pie-eating contest! We hope you enjoyed watching the contest as much as the contestants did eating it!
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