This year Principal Dwuilt has decided to bring back the hallway decorating competition between each grade level, adding curiosity and fun for many students. Hallway decorations started in 2019-2020, so only this year’s seniors have ever been in the school to experience the changes. Students voted by theme through a Google Form per class, developed by class officers.
The freshman class initially selected the Galaxy theme but the senior class overruled and took the theme, due to them being upperclassmen. Instead, the theme is now Under the Sea. Most people have had a positive outlook on the hallway, with statements like “I think everyone’s a lot calmer and school is not as depressing when you look around now” and “Overall everything looks good. There could be more paper and balloons but it looks pretty good so far” representing a few opinions from the 9th grade class.
For sophomores, they selected the Skyline theme. Hannah Mertz said, “They need to add more… its skyline, they could add drawings of the skyline or add a disco ball. I like the purple, it looks good but they need more. When they finish it it’s going to look a lot better.”
Vicky Herleman agreed in general, “I wasn’t here when they started, but it needs more… you can’t tell what it is right now, it isn’t done but I’m excited to see what it looks like.”
The junior class was sent an email to vote for a theme for the hallway. Options for the competition included Pink Out, Minions, Halloween, and School Spirit/Colors. The class voted for their theme to be Halloween. Junior Emma Bellotti is a part of the decorating team and said, “It is going good so far! We are confident that we can win the best hallway.” The hallway appears to be providing joy for those passing through and those working on the decoration of it. Junior Grace Zavala says, “The red lights provide a calming experience for those walking through and they also draw people towards it. It makes my transition periods more enjoyable than before.”
The seniors selected the Galaxy theme and started decorating on Thursday, October 12th, the latest of all the grades.
Photos from Cooper Powell, James Shields, Colin Anderson