Deck the Halls
Updated: Apr 6, 2018
Senior Council is about coming together to raise money for senior dues and planning things like prom decorations and senior trip. However, for this holiday season, we came up with an idea just to get into the spirit and to have fun with the whole school. It all started with Virge: he was listening to the radio and the song “Deck the Halls” came on. From there, he thought of a potential Senior Council event: Deck (decorating) the Halls (hallways of BSGE). We thought it was brilliant idea and a great way to bring students from each grade together, and we did it!
At first, I had doubts about whether there would be a lot of students willing to participate in this, but on sign-up day, all doubts subsided. When I got to the library where a meeting was being held as an “info-session” for the event, I could not believe my eyes. There were so many students from different grades waiting and excited about Deck the Halls. I felt excited myself that there were actually participants.
On the day of the event, I was also walking around taking advisory pictures throughout the day. I remember clearly one advisory that I went to and was taken aback by what the students were doing. They were not reading or doing homework, they were making DIY decorations for later! It was impressive how they were taking this decorating seriously. After school in the cafeteria, everyone was buzzing with excitement. Last-minute arrangements were being made and rules were established. At Virge’s “GO!” everyone ran up the stairs to their designated door assignments.
Throughout the event, I walked around taking some pictures of the process. A lot of doors were actually quite impressive and creative. Along with Emma and a couple of staff members, we judged based on different topics, like inclusivity (inclusion of many different holidays), creativity, and effort. There were some amazing doors and I am still in awe at how everything turned out.
After the one and a half hours of decorating, students reconvened in the cafeteria and we announced the winners. A junior group won for overall achievement for their “Polaroid Express,” which combined unique concepts (like selfie stations and Polaroid express rather than polar express) and use of decorations (papers creating an igloo design).