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Nonnewaug High School's Chief News Source

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Trick or Treat Street Not Scared by Rainy Night

The Leos Club poses at Trick or Treat Street after having to move their Barbie booth inside.

WOODBURY — Doubts filled the air Oct. 14 at Nonnewaug. As rain poured down on the school, Trick or Treat Street was doomed. 

Jamie Lisevick, a Nonnewaug math teacher and co-advisor of Student Council that plans the event, explained the difficulties accommodating the weather of this event and ultimately choosing to move the event indoors.

“I think one of the biggest challenges was going back and forth, because it was raining, then not raining, then raining,” Lisevick said. “We had to split a moment and change everything to inside and we didn’t have a full plan for it because we hadn’t done it inside for years.”

This event has been happening for many years, but not every time has it gone the smoothest. In fact, its setting has changed over the last few years.

“Trick or Treat Street and its planners have done a good job with adapting based on the circumstances,” says Nonnewaug social studies teacher Kyle Brennan, who participated in the 2021 and 2022 events with the Class of 2023 Class Council. “It’s gone from indoor events in classrooms to outdoors during COVID and back indoors because of bad weather.”

With these obstacles the clubs have faced, it hasn’t stopped them from putting on this event. Students and teachers worked together to finalize their booth themes — some include the Freshman Class Council’s western theme, the Leos Club’s Barbie theme, and the Senior Class Council’s beach theme — even though it forced them to change plans.

“It really threw me off because I was really hoping we could set up our station outside,” freshman Student Council member Iris Messore said. “We lost a lot of our setup like our tractor and hay bales. Multiple things got rained on and wet but we pulled through.”

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About the Contributors
Audrey Doran '27, Reporter
Audrey Doran is a freshman at Nonnewaug High School and writes for the NHS Chief Advocate. She lives in Bethlehem and plays soccer for the school. She enjoys writing about sports and news in the community.
Morgan Willis, Reporter
Morgan Willis is a freshman at Nonnewaug and a first-year reporter for the NHS Chief Advocate. She is a part of Freshman Class Council and the National Art Honor Society. She loves to get involved with lots of aspects of the school. She loves to write about pop culture, sports, and the school community.
Izzy DiNunzio, Editor-in-Chief
Izzy DiNunzio is the editor-in-chief for the Chief Advocate and a four-year journalism student. Izzy wants to go to Florida State next fall and major in criminology with a potential minor in journalism.
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