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Despite low attendance, masqueraders have a spooktacular time

Masquerade at Colonia High always brings some new characters to the scene.
Masquerade at Colonia High always brings some new characters to the scene.

On October 24th at 6:30 P.M., Colonia High School held its annual Senior Masquerade. There was music, food, and dancing during the event. The theme for this year’s masquerade was 14 Nights of Halloween; the lobby and gym of Colonia High School were decorated accordingly to fit the theme for the night.  Towards the end of the night, winners were chosen from the following categories: best small group (groups under five people), best large group (groups over five people), cutest couple, scariest, funniest, and most original.

Turnout for this year was less than it had been in previous years. Tickets sold for $8 during lunch prior to the event, and $10 at the door. In total, around 120 tickets were sold before the night of the Masquerade. At the door, about a hundred more students paid for entry. Money from the Masquerade benefited the senior class treasury.

DJ CJ  provided music for the Masquerade playing a wide variety of music throughout the night and had people in the gym dancing until the end of the night. The DJ is actually a former student of Colonia High School, who graduated back in June.

Rebecca Kuhn, senior, was a part of the best large group winners. Her group won for their Disney Deluxe ensemble, where the whole group went as different characters from Disney cinema. Kuhn went as Princess Aurora from the Disney classic Sleeping Beauty. “There was candy, and candy is always good,” said Kuhn. “The music was okay, but he needed to play more songs that we listen to.”

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Compared to previous years, Kuhn didn’t think this masquerade was as astounding. Kuhn said, “It wasn’t as great as it was in the past, but it was good.”

One of the small group winners was the Freshman Minions, which had Stephanie Steinert, Marissa Palasits, and Patrycja Pajdak, dress up as the Minion characters from the movie Despicable Me. Gabriela Perez, Estonia Perez, and Nancy Colorado won for Sophomore Serial Killers. The Black Cats group, which included Cheyenne Gatt and Davonna Edmundson, also won for best small group. Bridget Netta, Julia Tamburello, Janine Clifford, and Kaitlin Busse won for Silent Seniors, where the group dressed as mimes. The group Sightless Seniors, which was Cara Tumminello, Marissa Tennaro, and Adriana Wilimberg, won for best small group too.

There were two other winners for best large group. Peter Theologis, Joseph Allen, Breanne Rosario, Patricia Daneke, and Matthew Cowan won for their Walking Dead group. Nicholas Filzen, Doug Deter, Joshua Donnelly, Samuel Pero, and CJ Nocciolo also won for Junior Journalists.

Cutest couple went to Rachel Triebwasser and Samuel Arencibia for Mary Poppins and Bert. Scariest went to Emily Menendez and Angeles Soto for their zombie costumes. Funniest went to the Senior Sumo, which consisted of Brian Delgado, Robert Coffman, and Christian Marshello. Most original went to Kristen Wright and Taylor Zimmerman for Senior Sports Trophies.

The Masquerade didn’t have the attendance it had in past years, but it has potential to gain a bigger crowd in the future. The Masquerade will come around again next Octobe, and will attempt to outshine this years.

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Andy Kuchen
Andy Kuchen, Media Manager & Reporter
Andy Kuchen, a published poet and senior at ColoniaHigh School, has been a writer for The Declaration for over a year and a half. His articles are mainly reviews of television series as well as films. Besides journalism, he is involved in filmmaking and the Interact Club at CHS. Kuchen is a hardworking and creative person. He can typically be spotted with an iPhone in one hand and a cup of coffee in the other.

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