CP students make Trunk or Treat a hit


Deena Ismail

Trunk or Treat was on Oct. 29 from 5-7. Trunks of cars were set up to look like games for kids to come and play. “Getting to see kids have fun and get excited about getting candy was my favorite part,” senior Connor Lowe said.

Emilee Guernsey, Editor

The annual CP Trunk or Treat was held on Oct. 29 from 5-7 p.m. instead of the usual Sunday afternoon due to bad weather. Every year Trunk or Treat helps raise food or money for the community, and this year the money being raised went to a scholarship fund for former teacher, Nancy Celniker. The students and faculty raised a total of $489 dollars.

Senior Connor Lowe helped out at Trunk or Treat and said he was happy that he was able to help raise some of that money.

“It’s a great feeling to be a part of a bigger cause and knowing that you’re helping other people out,” Lowe said.

Along with raising money, CP students helped create a safe environment for children to trick-or-treat in. Different clubs set up their booths in the back of their cars and had fun games where children could play and try to win candy.

Junior Roxy Mota enjoyed seeing little kids get excited every time they won candy.

“When it came to helping kids, I liked seeing them all happy when we gave candy to them,” Mota said. “Whether they did well in the games or not, it was always such a joy to see them smiling and having fun.”

Lowe also enjoyed seeing the children light up when they received candy.

“I liked to see all the fun the kids were having dressed up in their costumes and seeing them get so happy when they got candy,” Lowe said.

Biology teacher and head of Student Council, Adam Babich, enjoyed the community involvement and the help they offered to the Celniker Scholarship.

“Community involvement is such an integral part to a productive school environment,” Babich said. “It is awesome to see our students at CPHS work so well with the kids of the community.”

Each club set up different games, either involving tossing a ball, searching for things or even just having a petting zoo set up. Mota enjoyed some of the more carnival type games.

“My favorite game was one where the kids had to try and knock down a moving target,” Mota said. “It was kind of like a carnival game.”

Some of the concerns Babich had that he wants to improve on next year is the structure and organization of Trunk or Treat.

“We need to better direct the flow of people in and out of the event,” Babich said. “We need to also do something about the speeding cars that come into the student drop-off and bus areas.”

Mota wants to personally focus on making her trunk better next year.

“One thing I probably would’ve done differently is create a more interactive/elaborate trunk for the sake of the kid’s interests,” Mota said.

Differing from last year, Lowe explained that Trunk or Treat was shorter from last year, making everyone come all at one time. Mota also noticed the amount of people at Trunk or Treat increased drastically from last year.

Babich, Mota and Lowe all agreed that their favorite costume, worn by a student was an inflatable dinosaur and that the atmosphere was exciting and energetic.

In upcoming years, students and faculty plan on keeping Trunk or Treat on a weekday to maintain a safer environment.