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Student Council welcomes freshman class with Street Fest

Vivian Le
Student council members Abby Butterfield, 12th, Georgie Shere, 12th, Kamryn Exner, 12th, and Morgan Blair, 11th, get ready to welcome students to Street Fest.

Student Council provided a warm welcome to the freshman class at its annual StreetFest, traditionally hosted on the first Friday of the school year. It was quite literally warm this year, with temperatures reaching a high of 87 degrees on Aug. 11, the night of the outdoor carnival-style dance party.

Despite the heat, 176 of the 514 freshmen paid the $5 admission to attend, as well as 164 upperclassmen. Team Cronus won the 9th-grade competition with 64 team members in attendance.

The event was aimed at welcoming the incoming freshmen class and offering them the opportunity to meet new people. 

All students and staff were invited to enjoy the food, games and music arranged for the night. Even the former seniors were invited to swing by earlier in the night to pick up their 2022-23 yearbooks. 

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For the Student Council, it was all hands on deck to bring the event to life – especially with everything taking place on the first full day of school. From food trucks to inflatable obstacle courses, it was a lot to juggle.  

Junior Sophia Comcowich remembered attending the event as a freshman and has since been a part of the Student Council and strives to make the event special for the other freshmen.

“I remember it being really hot, but I remember it being a fun time to meet new people,” Comcowich said. “Going into freshman year, you know people from your middle school but not necessarily people from other middle schools.” 

“I think it’s so worth it,” she said of StreetFest, “because you want to make the freshman feel at home. It’s nice that they get a proper welcoming before their school year starts with everyone else.”

Although the event was a success, the setup and behind-the-scenes were a scramble at times for the members of Student Council. 

“When the food truck didn’t show up on time, I was stressing,” senior Kamryn Exner said. 

 Comcowich had a special assignment that night: “My dad and I had to get the bounce house from [Offutt Air Force Base], and it was so hot outside.” 

Despite the heat and hassles of the night, the students, staff, and Student Council could leave with the satisfaction of pulling together an event on the first day of school and offering a good time for all those who came. 

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