Nonnewaug Debates: How Old is Too Old to Trick-or-Treat?


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The French Club hands out candy at Trick-or-Treat Street on Oct. 29.

Justice Mulder, Reporter

WOODBURY — High school students might be wary about going trick-or-treating. This hesitation is because society often implies that there is an unwritten age limit to this annual event. Upperclassmen at Nonnewaug High School appear to be indicating that it is acceptable for teenagers to enjoy the remaining crumbs of their youth as adulthood comes creeping up.

Faith Lally, junior 

“I believe that as a teenager, you should embrace a childlike activity such as trick-or-treating because as an adult, it becomes less accepted by society to trick-or-treat, hence why I believe that as a teenager, you are not too old to trick-or-treat.” 

Kylieann Craine, junior 

“Personally, I would not go trick-or-treating, but I am not opposed to high school students going trick-or-treating. I know many of my friends will be dressing up and going door to door, but I don’t believe high students are too old to go trick-or-treating.”

NHS students provide candy to community children at the annual Trick-or-Treat Street event on campus. (NHS Instagram)

Victoria DaSilvia, junior

“I believe we should enjoy trick-or-treating during our teen years, you get candy and have fun dressing up and walking around neighborhoods with your friends. Who doesn’t enjoy candy?”

Shayna Olick, senior 

“I don’t think I’m too old to be trick-or-treating. Even though I’m a senior, I believe we should enjoy Halloween and go around collecting candy.” 

Kaylia Hall, senior

“Trick-or-treating is a childlike activity that is enjoyable, you see everyone trick-or-treating on Halloween, so I believe we are not too old to enjoy it since it gives us something to do and is rewarding.”

Kailyn Cahill, senior

“As a senior, I believe I am too old to go trick-or-treating. I think it is strange that I, a 17-year-old, am knocking on doors and taking candy as well as dressing up. Candy is supposed to be going to little kids who dress up for the night.”

Nicole Dionne, senior 

“It’s a fun event that anyone no matter what age they are should be able to enjoy and get some sugar.”