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Science Club sponsors pumpkin painting contest

Brooklyn Anson
Zoe Retikis, 11th, paints her pumpkin.

Wednesday, Oct. 25, Science Club hosted a free pumpkin painting contest in room D16 at 3:30 p.m.  The club thought that this would be a fun event for students and parents to attend and socialize. This particular event had not yet been done before.

Sponsor Dr. Megan Hylok said, “Last year the Science Club carved pumpkins. It was a lot of fun, but the cutting of the pumpkin was difficult for some students. I wanted to do something fun again for the month of October, that would involve all students in the building. Something everyone can do.”

Caitlyn Ybarra, 11th, gives her pumpkin a spooky face. (Brooklyn Anson)

Hylok got the idea from a cross country tradition.

“I coach cross country. The past few years, we have painted pumpkins a few days before the Metro Cross Country Meet. The Lady Titans paint inspirational pumpkins, then they put them on the course. The idea came from that,” Hylok said. “It’s something everyone can do; it’s less messy, and it’s fun!”

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Fiorella Hernadez and Iyah Agaur, both 11th, paint each others’ faces as well as the pumpkins. (Brooklyn Anson)

All of the necessary materials were supplied by Science Club.

Voting was to occur on social media. Hylok planned to post pictures and ask people to vote on their favorite. The winner would be given a prize.

Hylok said she planned to sneak in a little science amid the festivities.

Izzy Kooima, 11th, gets whiskers painted on her. (Brooklyn Anson)

“Before we begin painting the pumpkins, I plan to do a pumpkin science trivia with the students,” Hylok said. “If they get a correct answer, I will hand out candy.”

Luke Willard, 11th, paints his pumpkin. (Brooklyn Anson)

Hylok hoped this event would draw more attention to Science Club.

“The past few years, the Science Club numbers have been low,” she said. “I am trying to get more students involved in the club and interested in science.”

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