“Boo Bash” was a smashing success! The atmosphere was abuzz last Wednesday night at Washington Elementary with smiling powdered sugar faces all around. To everyone’s surprise the turnout was even more than expected. With over 350 students and many more parents and siblings there, it can honestly be said that fun was had by all. The options were plentiful with the pumpkin golf, ring toss, coloring contest, bobbing for doughnuts, pumpkin twister, marshmallow relay, skeleton relay, two candy craft tables, cookie decorating and much, much more. It was all complete with a surprise goodie gift bag at the end of the night. Parents were boasting in excitement how wonderful it all was with an impressive turnout and enough fun activities to keep everyone fully entertained. This great event was a senior project plan developed by Canyon Springs High School student, Eric Juarez. Eric’s mentor, Ashley Green, the Physical Education teacher at Washington Elementary, worked tirelessly to bring to life his community project. Students start planning their projects in their junior year of high school, where they learn how to make a business plan for a nonprofit organization. As seniors, students then choose a track that is either based on a community project or a career path. Seniors reach out into the community to find a mentor that will help them carry out a plan for their project. We can thank the staff and the PTO at Washington Elementary for making Eric’s idea come to life in a very big way. A special thanks goes to Ashley Green, parents and PTO members Kristel Stills and Kristine Black for their countless hours and support for this project.
By Jana Goodwin
By Jana Goodwin