By: Romy F. & Cameron C.
Halloween came early this year for the students at the Staten Island Academy, but no one seemed to mind. This year, just like every other, we hosted our annual Halloween assembly. As years have gone by at the Academy, the costumes have become more and more creative. Halloween 2015 saw the high school students reach a whole new level of creativity.
As you all may or may not know, the senior class has a tradition of doing a group costume for Halloween. This year the whole grade decided to dress up as characters from Nickelodeon. Some students wore costumes depicting characters from The Fairly Odd Parents, while others dressed up as the cast from shows such as Legends of the Hidden Temple, SpongeBob SquarePants, and Dora the Explorer. All the seniors seemed to have a fun last experience during the Halloween assembly. Ryan F., a senior, who portrayed the father of Timmy Turner from the Fairly Odd Parents, said, “It was unforgettable. Partnering up with my classmates for the last time made me realize how far we have come together as a class and a family. Halloween will never be the same without them.”
Other costumes stood out from among the upper school students. Sophomore Matt S.’s impersonation of Chief Keef was very creative and well put together. Another sophomore, Liz A., went a different route, opting to dress up as Darla from Finding Nemo. Our personal favorite was from freshmen, Damola S., who dressed up as Michael Jackson.
The students weren’t the only ones to have all the fun! The faculty pulled out all the stops too. Ms. V-Q depicted Catrina, a popular figure from the Day of The Dead holiday in Mexico. She looked alluring with her face paint. Dr. Ward dressed up as a spider web! She was very excited about the tattoos all over her body. Ms. G was very creative in making her costume as well. She portrayed a chef and identified herself as, “Cooking up a Book”.
Clearly this Halloween was one to remember. The beautiful weather and enthusiastic Staten Island Academy students both contributed to making the 2015 Halloween one of the best ones yet!