Juniors take first place in spooky conclusion to spirit week

Julianne Sackett

Halloween costumes filled CHS on Oct. 29, the fifth and final day of spirit week. Students in the hopes of winning points for their class entered the costume contest, today’s event, during lunch.

Students won the contest in categories ranging from most original costume to scariest costume. The seniors took home best group by dressing up as characters from The Lion King and also won for funniest costume with senior Josh Ehling of Freehold dressed as John Cena.

Sophomore Carly Drabeck of Oceanport competed for best group with six other sophomores by dressing as Shark Week. Although her group didn’t win, she said she still enjoyed the event.
“The group costumes were extremely creative this year, and I really liked seeing everyone have fun with it,” Drabeck said.

Even students who didn’t enter the contest showed their school spirit with a variety of Halloween costumes. Some of the most popular costumes were pigs in a blanket, hippies and zombies. Some CHS students presented their originality with homemade costumes, such as Snapchat filters and internet browsers.

Sophomore Samara Ghali of Colts Neck, choose to dress up in a more simple costume.

“I dressed up as a normal girl in sweater and jeans,” Ghali said.

Students weren’t the only ones dressing up for Spirit week; teachers also dressed up in their Halloween costumes. Spanish teacher Karen Britto wore a burrito costume, and Physics teacher Steve Godkin dressed like a zombie.

Math teacher Justine Lane said she’d been looking forward to seeing the Halloween costumes all week.

“Today is the best day of spirit week, always,” Lane said. “Everybody is so excited, and the costumes are so good … everybody has this look of expectation in their face, and it’s really cute.”

At the end of the day it was announced that the junior class came in first in the final spirit week standings. The juniors finished only 5 points ahead of the second place seniors.