Roberts and Stader make use of new Halloween policy


Stader (left) and Roberts in their costumes.

Lucie Rutherford, Editor-in-Chief

With a new year and a new principal, Principal Cynthia Prieto is implementing many changes this holiday season. If you were to walk into HHS this Halloween you could see the inner child coming out of many of the students. In past years, costumes of any sort were not allowed in fear of offending other religions, individuals, etc., even though dressing up on Halloween is a chance to show some school spirit and love for the holiday.

“I am very much a believer in school spirit and participating in things,” Prieto said, “As long as costumes were appropriate I thought, ‘Hey, have at it.’”

When Prieto stated that students were allowed to wear costumes, she didn’t realize she was changing the rule from previous years. She says she had a few people come up to her and ask what the policy was on Halloween, so she took what she knew from the past schools she’s been at. At her old school students were allowed to wear any kind of costume, as long as it fit the dress code. After running the new idea by Superintendent Scott Kizner and talking to the teachers, it was a go.

“If it is not disruptive, if it still minds with dress code, if it doesn’t offend, doesn’t humiliate, why not?” Prieto said.

Jumping onto the chance to show some inner creativity, seniors Meagan Roberts and Christa Stader walked into HHS Halloween morning dressed up as Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum from Alice and Wonderland. With their matching red hats, high pigtails, blue bow ties, yellow shirts, black leggings, and red suspenders, you could easily mistake one for the other.

“Alice and Wonderland was one of the best movies from both of our childhood’s,” Roberts said. “Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum are both classics that we knew would come out a great costume.”

Roberts and Stader had been planning their costume for a few weeks before Halloween. Most of the pieces were easy finds and it was just a matter of what they wanted and how to make it be the greatest costume it could be.

“The best part of our costume was probably the matching collars that said Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum,” says Stader. On top of everything matching, the two seniors found white collars that went under their bow ties. One saying Tweedle Dee, and the other of course, saying Tweedle Dum.