Getting into the Halloween spirit

Jamie Heap
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NSCC costume contest highlights Halloween week activities

These Occupational Therapy & Physiotherapy Assistant
students were just four of the many NSCC Cumberland Campus students who got
into the spirit of Halloween at its Springhill's site on Thursday. (From left):
Annie Crocker (Dubble Bubble), Adriana Merk, Taylor Hiscock and Amanda Taylor
(Robin). Crocker won third place for her Dubble Bubble costume.

SPRINGHILL- Faculty and students alike  had to take second and third looks at one another Thursday to determine who it was that they were sitting next to.

“A lot of the students were really in the spirit of Halloween this year,” stated Continuing Care faculty member Rhonda Jackson, aka, Inspector Gadget.  “There’s been a lot of very creative make-up that we’ve noticed this year.”

All eighteen of Rhonda Jackson’s Continuing Care students wore costumes to class on Halloween. “They celebrated learning along with a (Halloween) party,” said Jackson. “Costumes ranged from a Zombie Nurse to Three Blind Mice to Duck Dynasty,” she added. “Many of the faculty were also dressed.”

The Nova Scotia Community College Cumberland Campus Student Association awarded a number of prizes on Thursday during their annual costume contest. “The judges had a very difficult time deciding who should win,” stated Student Association Vice President of Finance Josh MacCabe.

First prize was won by Tiffany Hebb (Zombie Nurse); second prize: Meaghan McLellan and Jessie Mouhammad (Duck Dynasty); third prize: Annie Crocker (Dubble Bubble); most creative: Levi Goodwin (Censored); most original: Brigid Weir, Natasha Brezinski, Cassandra Poole (Three Blind Mice) while the costume with the most effort was awarded to Emma Miller for her Honey Boo-Boo costume. Contest winners received gift cards.

The campus’s Halloween festivities included more than just Thursday’s Halloween costume contest. “There was a trivia contest that was sponsored by the SA,” stated Community Disability Supports faculty member Albert Rodgers. “There were prizes given out for this first time event,” he added.

The spooky trivia contest was held on Monday at the Springhill site while the Amherst site held theirs on Tuesday. On Wednesday, the cafeteria in Springhill baked up some muffins for all to enjoy while the Amherst served up a $2.00 breakfast that included pancakes, sausage, bacon and eggs.

Finally, there was a pumpkin-carving contest on Wednesday in the Springhill cafeteria. Class prizes for trivia and pumpkin carving contest winners included such potential lunch ideas as pizza, Chinese or Subway.



Organizations: Nova Scotia Community College Cumberland Campus Student Association, SA

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