Student Council Hosts Spring Celebration on Front Lawn

Kelsey Golden, Editor

On Tuesday March 29, student council held the eighth annual Spring Celebration and Egg Hunt for the local community on the front lawn. The event was opened with welcome remarks by Assistant Superintendent Michael Fling and student council president Telina Boyles, before performances from the Jazz Band, A Cappella Choir, the Jackson Middle School Select Choir and the Van Devender Middle School Choir. Co-chair of the event was Kiki Angelos.

Kids were able to join in on an Easter egg hunt, where over 4,000 eggs, donated by the Parkersburg Elks Lodge #198, were placed on the front lawn by Student Council members. Along with the Easter eggs, the Elks Lodge donated two bikes, and Student Council filled four Easter baskets with prizes for whichever lucky participants found the golden eggs placed in the field.

“It was crazy. There were a lot more people there (than expected) after two years of not having it. I think it was the most well attended in eight years,” said student council advisor Michelle Swisher.

Also in attendance were the Chick-Fil-A Cow, the Easter Bunny and Andy the Armadillo from Texas Roadhouse, as well as members of the local non-profit Artsbridge who set up a crafts table. Despite the cooler weather, many families were able to join in the festivities and celebrate the new season.

Swisher, who is a finalist for Wood County Schools Teacher of the Year, also said that the date for next year’s celebration has already been set. After the success of this year’s event, next year’s should be highly anticipated.