Halloween celebrations might look a little different this year, but that didn’t stop Shaker High School senior Sienna Dunham from coming up with a way to get dressed up and commemorate the day with her fellow seniors. In the past, during a normal school year, seniors are able to wear costumes to school and participate in a parade. It’s one of the many special privileges senior year brings. This year, Sienna, the SHS Key Club President, decided to host a virtual Halloween costume contest. It will be held via Zoom on Friday, Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m. and all members of the senior class are invited to participate.
“It really just seemed like a fantastic way to raise our spirits,” Sienna said. “I always do my best to make inclusive and fun events for our school and community. My fellow officers are all seniors this year and we wanted something to replace the usual Senior Halloween Parade. So many things are being taken away from us due to the pandemic, so I want to make sure we still have the opportunity to build memories and keep our spirits high.”
During the Zoom, students will show off their costumes, play some games and watch student performances. Students will also have the chance to vote over Zoom for their favorite costumes. Seniors can enter the contest by emailing a photo of them in their costume to Sienna prior to the event.