Clubs sponsor Halloween-themed festivities


Students dress up as characters from the Pixar film “Up.” Social Committee hosted a costume contest for Halloween. Credit: Jenny Li/Chronicle

Jenny Li

Students celebrated Halloween festivities Oct. 31 and participated in events hosted by Social Committee, ranging from a Halloween costume contest to themed movies in the lounge.

Participating students walked down a runway in the lounge during Activities to showcase their costumes.  Sultan Daniels ’19 as Sokka from “Avatar: The Last Airbender” and “Curious George” father-daughter combination Lucy Yetman-Michaelson ’17 and English teacher Jeremy Michaelson won the individual and group costume contest. They won a front in the line pass and a piñata, respectively.

“I think the contest went very well,” Daniels said. “Everyone seemed very excited and spirited, so I thought it was a great event.”

Members of Social Committee chose to create organized holiday festivities to bring the community together and increase the Halloween spirit.

“Not many times during the school year can everyone come together,” Sarah Wilen ’19 said. “With this contest, we hope to bring the Harvard-Westlake community together in a fun, stress-free environment of fun and candy.”

A photo booth, sponsored by the Miles of Smiles club, raised money for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

Students responded well to the contest and festivities.

“The costume contest was an awesome way to start off Halloween,” Isabel Wiatt ’18 said. “We saw some scary costumes and some fun costumes. It really got me in the spirit and ready for tonight.”