By: Ben Hartshorn
The spookiest season of the year has finally arrived, and although the COVID-19 pandemic has limited our ability to host in-person events this year, Milton District has some exciting things planned for this week. Halloween at MD is going virtual!
- Costume Contest
It’s an annual favourite, and it’s back with tons of prizes to win! Costumes will be judged based on the following categories:
- Funniest costumes
- Scariest costumes
- Best teacher costume (worn by a teacher)
- Best group costume (please respect social distancing rules)
- Most original/creative costume
- Costume with the best makeup
Entries can be submitted through Instagram by tagging @miltonmustangs in a post or story, or by sending us a picture through a direct message. Submissions are due by 11:59 p.m. on Saturday October 31st.
- Pumpkin Carving Contest
Who can carve the funniest, scariest and most creative pumpkin at MD? We’re about to find out with MD’s brand new pumpkin carving contest! Carved pumpkins will be judged based on the following categories:
- Funniest carving
- Scariest carving
- Most creative carving
Similar to the costume contest, entries can be submitted through Instagram by tagging @miltonmustangs in a post or story, or by sending us a picture through a direct message. Submissions are due by 11:59 p.m. on October 31st.
NOTE: Be sure to show proof that the pumpkin is yours. Pose with it or write your name and grade beside the pumpkin before taking a picture.
- The 2020-2021 MD Cohort Competition
In addition to all the Halloween fun, our school will be hosting a cohort competition to see who has the most school spirit. This contest will run for the duration of the school year as cohorts compete against one another. Here’s how it works:
Events, spirit days and celebrations will be hosted regularly throughout each quadmester. After each one, the cohort who shows the most participation and spirit will receive 100 cohort points. The cohort with the most points at the end of each quadmester wins.
The spooky season marks the start of a year full of competitive fun. Send us pictures of your costumes and spirit wear with the hashtag #MDHalloween, and be sure to follow MDHS’s official Instagram account @miltonmustangs. There’s lots more to look forward to this year as MDHS works hard to plan around the limitations of COVID-19. Stay tuned, and keep up the Mustang spirit!