StuCo hosts carnival for Head Start students

Head Start students were invited to the NW parking lot May 1 to attend the first ever Spring Carnival.

It was held from 4 to 6 p.m. for elementary school students from the Shawnee Mission district from underprivileged homes.
“The carnival is a fun event for the Head Start students,” Student Council sponsor Sarah Dent said. “Since the students already have two events in the fall and winter, we made the carnival in the spring.” The two other events for Head Start students are the Head Start Halloween carnival and Adopt-a-Tot.

While StuCo hosted the event, other clubs, including French club, The Girl Effect, Arts and Crafts club, Mural club and Key Club, participated by contributing games, prizes and activities for the Head Start students. Spirit Club, Club 121, Future Teachers of America and girls’ soccer also participated.

“There many carnival-type games, since After-Prom donated some games,” junior Anna Feyerherm said. “Girls’ soccer did hair spray-painting, and StuCo did many of the games.”

Other games included a sack race, musical chairs and a ring toss. Each club runs games of their choosing.

“ went really well, although not many showed up, since we only publicized by e-mail,” Feyerherm said.

The Spring Carnival was funded by the Rock-Paper-Scissors tournament and StuCo. The tournament brought in $200, and the rest was paid for by StuCo and participating clubs. StuCo coordinators junior Erica Austin and senior Anna Feyerherm ran the carnival.

“This the carnival’s first year, and we’re really excited,” Dent said. “We really hope we can keep doing this for years to come.”

-Michael Griffin