CHS Opens Its Doors for the Annual Halloween Extravaganza


The Halloween Extravaganza has been ongoing for many years, where any resident in Clifton may dress up and head over to the high school to collect candy and toys. Clubs and sports gathered together Wednesday night to set up activities and engaging entertainment for Clifton families. Some of the clubs included Academic Decathlon, Kindness in Plants, and Robotics Club. In the Academic Decathlon room, candy was scattered on a table along with Halloween-themed temporary tattoos, which student volunteers were pasting onto eager children’s arms. On the Kindness in Plants table, volunteers were giving out chia pets in tiny paper cups, and in the Robotics Room, there were glow-in-the-dark lights and neon bouncy balls given out to kids.

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In the Lower Gym, sports teams and ROTC gathered to give out candy to children. Among the sports teams were Lacrosse, Volleyball, Hockey, and Soccer. The Mustang Ambassadors Club had a bean bag toss and other little games. The Dance team and Cheerleaders were present as well. Entering the cafeterias, people were met with cookie decorating, coloring, and DIY crafts!

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Clifton High School's very own principal Mr. Hamdeh made an appearance with his wife and son, as did the Vice Principal, Ms. Schnepf.

The hallways of CHS were brimming with excited families and filled with children wearing spectacular costumes. We spotted Donald Trump, the Pope of Rome, and a huge inflatable dragon. By 8 pm, many content children skipped out of CHS clutching buckets of candy and toys, followed by smiling parents. The Halloween Extravaganza was a success once again! Don’t forget to come back next year, wear a costume, and bring a bag to be filled with goodies!

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Thanks to Rachel Castelino for so many of the beautiful photos in our photo gallery below. Be sure to check them out!

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