Winter Carnival Live Blog 2012

Winter Carnival Live Blog 2012

Goofing off before the start of the Winter Carnival

March 10, 2012
Filed under Top Stories

4:00 p.m.
The Winter Carnival is officially over! At the conclusion of the Winter Carnival the front runner in the Highlights Crowd Favorite award is Fabulous and Thick club. Voting will commence sometime this evening. Go ahead, you can still vote tonight!
 3:50 p.m.

Tori Salamoni and her friend the Banana dancing the Cotton Eyed Joe, the second time around.

3:45 p.m.
It’s the last fifteen minutes of Winter Carnival. The food is cold. The booths are starting to nonchalantly pick up. The last trickle of revenue is sneaking in. The organization that had previously taken somewhere close to 3-5 hours over the last day, is now going to come down. Chaos will soon commence, just like, the madness that took place during set up. Take down, is somehow more interesting than set up, to be honest.
3:40 p.m.
The Winners for the Best Booth award given annually at the Winter Carnival by Student Government have been announched. The lucky winners are:
  1. Mock Trial’s Jail.
  2. French Honor Society’s Face painting/Tattoos/Hair Braids/Ring Toss booth.
  3. 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.

3:35 p.m.
Laura Siegel, a sophomore at the high school, is a proud member of the Class of 2014. Siegel is also a member of Pillow Fight for Cancer, as well as being the Treasurer for the Class of 2014. Class of 2014 may seem a little fried after today’s Winter Carnival, but not for the reason you might think.
“The Class of 2014″ said Siegel “has two booths. The first booth has french fries, and french fries with cheese. The second booth is a bean bag toss game.”
Siegel says that she is apart of two of the best booths at the carnival. The first being the booths under the regime of Class of 2014, and the second is the Pillow Fight booth.
“Both booths are going very well.” said Siegel. “We’re raising alot of awareness about the club, and people seem to like beating people up, so that’s cool too.”
3:30 p.m.

3:25 p.m.

3:20 p.m.

3:15 p.m.

 Omar Mahmud explains the purpose of the Class of 2012 at the Winter Carnival this year!
3:10 p.m.  

Cody Naccarato was detained at the Winter Carnival. He denied to comment.

2:50 p.m.
The 2:30 feeling has passed. Food has been the main thing that has kept everybody going in here. The Class of 2014 went from not being able to make change for a twenty, to having more money than the staff of Highlights put together. The fluffy cotton candy looks tantalizing but nobody has hit that low yet. The sugar will be the fuel for our second wind soon enough.
The number of plays on songs like “Friday”,”Banana Phone” and “The Hoedown Throwday.” have been in the single digits and tasteful. A win win for everybody. The unusual punishment of listening to any song on loop has been minute, and the funds of KHS-TV have gone up a dollar or two every few song plays.
Alot of people have certainly been in the spirit. Cowgirls, cowboys, banditos, ranch hands, saloon girls, and the occasional gypsy, all showed up. Its not out of the realm of possibility that all walks of costume life are here.
2:40 p.m.

The pinata at the Spanish Honor Society is under constant bombardment.

2:30 p.m.

2:20 p.m.

2:05 p.m.

1:50 p.m.

Deon Edmond takes the upper hand in this pillow fight, with the Pillow Fight for Cancer girls

1:35 p.m.

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.

1:30 p.m.

1:25 p.m.

1:15 p.m.


Deon Edmond is selling “football paraphinillia” to help support the Tiger’s Football team. Go Tigers!


12:55 p.m.

KHS-TV called for the best cotton eyed joers to show their stuff. The call was answered.

12:40 p.m.

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.

12:35 p.m.

Rachel Scorca is doing Palm Readings under the guise of Madame Fantasima

12:20 p.m.


12:15 p.m.

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.”

12:00 p.m.

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.

11:40 a.m.


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?

11:35 a.m.

 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!

11:25 a.m.

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.

11:20 a.m.

The bouncy castle was momentarily closed due to deflation. Children awaited its revival

11:00 a.m.

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

10:25 a.m.

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.)

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