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Nonnewaugs Ellie McDonald dribbles the ball during a game last season. McDonalds nickname is Smellie -- one of many Chief names that exist on the girls soccer team. (Courtesy of Noreen Chung)
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Sophomore Block’s Peter Pan Theme a Hit at Soggy Trick or Treat Street

Leanne Golembeski
After weeks of preparation, the 2023-24 Sophomore Block team displayed their theme Peter Pan at Nonnewaug’s annual Trick or Treat Street, representing the Woodbury FFA program.

WOODBURY — As the fright of Halloween season quickly approaches, students excitedly prepared for one of the long-awaited yearly traditions to take place: Trick or Treat Street.

The event took place at Nonnewaug on Oct. 14, but this year, weather conditions caused the event to take a turn.

Every year, the Woodbury FFA Sophomore Block team is put in charge of making a booth representing the Woodbury FFA program. The group stayed after school a few days each week to prepare to make their booth both eye appealing and interactive for the people that walk through. 

“Our Trick or Treat Street theme is Peter Pan,” said Sophomore Block advisor Leanne Golembeski. “They’ve been constructing a ship, the alligator, the hats, all out of cardboard and painting, and they’ve just been putting everything together which is really awesome.”

Members of the 2022-23 Sophomore Block Officer Team partook in Trick or Treat Street last fall with a farm theme. (Kathleen Gorman)

“They also put together a list of activities to have the kids participate in,” Golembeski said. “They did well organizing out the candy and did a really great job making sure all the props they needed were ready to go.”

With predictions of potential rainfall, the group ensured they had a plan to protect their booth from getting too damaged.

“They had set out a plan and a spreadsheet to have everything organized,” Golembeski added. “They were more than prepared for the rain, and had a great idea for setting up a last minute idea.” 

The event was moved into the cafeteria, causing participants to change some of their original activities and decorations. But, despite the effect of the rain, the officers put their best foot forward to ensure the night could still be just as fun. In the end, their efforts were a success. 

“We were able to bring everything into the cafeteria and set up nicely,” said Connor Cabeleira, Sophomore Block parliamentarian. “Overall, I think the event went nicely and there was a great turnout with plenty of people. Also, I believe that the event is better when inside because we won’t need to worry about the rain, and we could decorate better.”

About the Contributor
Lana Manganello '25
Lana Manganello is a junior at Nonnewaug High School who is a first-year journalist for the Chief Advocate. She is from Naugatuck and is part of the Nonnewaug agriscience program, studying aquaculture, which she loves. She looks forward to writing and interviewing students and staff and hopes to publish articles. Most of all, she loves working with her animals outside of school.
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