Winter Carnival Live Blog 2012
March 10, 2012
Filed under Top Stories
- Mock Trial’s Jail.
- French Honor Society’s Face painting/Tattoos/Hair Braids/Ring Toss booth.
- Spanish Honor Society’s Sombrero toss and pinata booth.
Don’t worry though, if you didn’t win the award given through Student Government, you can always win the Highlights Crowd Favorite award. Because we all know thats the award you “REALLY” care about.
It wouldn’t be the Winter Carnival without some snacks and refreshments. Several clubs are here making and selling these treats to hungry customers. Among them is the B.O.Y.S (Bring Our Youth Scholarships) Club, who is selling cotton candy to raise money for scholarships that will be awarded at the end of the year, and other events like a dodge ball tournament open to all students, as well as a trip to New York City. Also here is the Class of 2012, who is making and selling Sno-Cones and pop corn. They are raising money for their class to fund events throughout the year. If you’re here, you’re hungry, and you want to help support one of these clubs, or the other clubs who are providing food and refreshments, be sure to stop by their booths and grab a bite to eat.
Deon Edmond is selling “football paraphinillia” to help support the Tiger’s Football team. Go Tigers!
The French club and Honor Society has been busy this year with their annual face painting and ring toss booths. The ring toss is run by the French club and the face painting by the French Honor society, both groups are run by Mrs. Gagliardi. Society member Courtney Sheeley, who is a senior this year, says that she has been going to the face painting booth since she was a child. The children love the choice choice of designs, there are dolphins, fire, and even rainbows. There is the option of the hand or the cheek or the complete face and each design and size varies from simple and small for $1 to large and complicated for $2. The French club booth is a whole other choice, and with too many prizes to count! There are the stickers or tattoos that get awarded to the children who try but do not succeed, the small stuffed animals and toys which go to the children who try but only hit the bottles in the front or the large stuffed animals and toys that are awarded to the children who hit the rings all the way in the back. The face painting and ring toss are open to all ages, so anyone can have fun, even the adults! Sadie Ventura and Kyra Fairley are the French club members who are currently manning the cash register, they’re both freshman at Kingston and are currently enrolled in French II.
Spanish Honor Society is a club here for students looking to give to the community. Eligible are those students who have completed Spanish 3 with more than an 85. Spanish Honor Society meets every Monday, 9th period. Spanish Honor Society isn’t just about the Spanish part though, it’s for those who have a thirst to help the community.
Ian Detweiller, a representative at the Winter Carnival for Spanish Honor Society, is helping for the day’s festivities.
“We mainly do community service projects and we also try to volunteer and give back to the community.” said Detweiller. “To be honest, it’s really not about being the “Spanish” Honor Society. We’re just like any other club.
Dan Mojica, the clubs president, had a little bit more to say. “This year we’re trying to raise money for scholarships and to give money to a charity that we are looking into.”
Due to last minute shuffling of booths, the French Honor Society was placed right next to the Spanish Honor Society. Mojica wasn’t worried.
“We made a lot of money last year. We have our sombrero toss, and we are also selling swings at a piñata this year. And even though we’re next to French Honor Society I’m not worried; our booth is better anyways.”
The children and parents are going wild over the class of 2014’s mini golf course! Even the students seem to be having fun helping the children learn, but the most fun seems to be had by the parents, they just can’t seem to stop themselves from jumping in at the first sign of distress and playing with kids. But truthfully, they’re dying to get involved too! Club adviser, Mrs. Baker says that golf is open to all ages, even adults! So lucky can parents can be hands on helpers and play beside their children instead! Currently Beth Kaplan and fellow classmates Kiah Parmelee and Amy Staltzer are running the booth and handing out amazing prizes for the players. The prizes range from plastic masks to candies. Everyone gets a prize, you have the choice of two small prizes or one large, so choice wisely little ones.
Sean Sullivan has finally succumbed to the stress of the winter carnival. Who can blame the guy that he would have some slight memory loss? Good think Joe Pugliese and Mark Nelson are there to remind him. And of course,a little prompting from Cody Naccarato couldn’t hurt either right?
Michael here, tells us all about the Class of 2014 booth and how they are selling French Fries for 1.50, and Cheese Fries for 2.00. And guess what? It’s conviently, next to the Highlights booth. Eat your fries and read some live blog!
KHS-TV this year returns with their role as the DJ of the Winter Carnival. Winter Carnival wouldn’t be the same if not for the blaring sounds of Sweet Home Alabama, The Hoedown Throwdown, and Friday by Rebecca Black. In addition to having the DJ role, KHS-TV has gone off the path from previous years. The Plinko game, which had been a well known staple since some of the staff were children, is gone. In its place, they are introducing a palm reading booth, Madame Majestina Palm Reading, to coincide with the western theme.
Welcome to Winter Carnival? Are the lines going to be a problem for you? Do you feel that you may miss a hot button event that you’ve been dieing to see. This year, with the introduction of a video camera, we can Highlight the best parts of the carnival for you. Check out this video that talks about the Mock Trial
The day hasn’t even started for the Winter Carnival festivites, and already some people have been tossed in the stoney lonesome, some people have been scrambling to add the last minute touches to their booths. Others have been gearing up for the ever imminent storm.
KHS-TV has tested their sound system by playing the song, Banana phone. The mood of the Winter Carnival has been dampened severly. It’s not all bad news this year; especially for Highlights.
Highlights this year will be offering up a “Highlights Favorite Booth Award.” The way to win is to stop by the booth, and vote in the poll on the front page. The booth with the most votes for their booth to win, will be awarded the Highlights’ award for best booth. (Note: This is not the Favorite Booth that is awarded by Student Government. This is more of a crowd favorite.)