Academy Chatter: What has been your most memorable Halloween and why?

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Sam Peterman, junior: “Halloween of 08, I lived in Indiana, and I dressed as a zombie and I had a fake arm. This is my best Halloween costume, so that was my favorite Halloween and my mom was dressed as a cucumber.”

Brenden Willadsen, junior: “09, I went as a werewolf and it snowed like 6 inches and everyone under of the age of five were wearing boots and stuff.  This was in Michigan also, and I got like three full-sized candy bars.”

Riley Onell, junior: “Year was 2010, I dressed as a loaf of bread, and all my friends dressed as various lunch meats, such as ham, turkey, and salami. I managed to collect six bags of candy and then gave it to my grandparents because they were in town from Spain.”

Riley VandenHouten, sophomore: “Probably last year because I hung out with my friends.”

Brooklyn Onell, sophomore: “2011, it was a beautiful night, not too hot and not too cold, wasn’t even that windy. I dressed up as a cinnamon roll and my littlest sister dressed up as Albert Einstein, and I went trick or treating by myself.”

Emma Savona, senior: “Eighth-grade year Halloween because all six of the girls in our class made DIY superhero costumes and Wonderwoman, Hannah Vanden Heuvel, fell out of the car and the dad driving us didn’t even realize.”

Maggie Otradovec, junior: “One year I made my own Starbucks cup costume. It ended up falling apart at the beginning of trick or treating, so I went as a Starbucks consumer.”

Rebekah Boucher, senior: “My most memorable Halloween was the last time I went trick or treating. It was super fun and I was dressed as a spy.”

Bella Brabazon, junior: “My most memorable Halloween was 3rd grade when I went to Disney World with my family and cousins.”

Sonja Gapinski, sophomore: “Probably last year’s. I went to my friend’s house and took her little sister trick or treating. It made her so happy.”

Libby Rickards, sophomore: “My mom held a Harry Potter theme Halloween party, and took a plastic skull, wrapped it in ham and cream cheese, put green olives in the eyes and called it Uncle Ralph.”

Hannah Weisse, sophomore: “Ding dong ditching my friend’s neighbors and their automatic porch lights turning on.”

Faith Windy, sophomore: Dressing up as Clary Fray from Mortal Instruments.”

Chloe Forbes, sophomore: “Singing ‘Jingle Bells’ to old people and getting a whole pack of Oreos from it.”

Pricilla James, sophomore: “I was the only one who hid my candy and my dad took my siblings’ candy and gave it to all of his friends.”

Caragan Olles, junior: “The year I dressed up as a queen and my best friend dressed up as a prince and we didn’t even plan it.”

Abby VanOoyen, junior: “When my friends and I went and it was snowing.”

Ellen Meeuwsen, junior: “When I dressed as a wagon.”

Bella Weslow, junior: “When we went trick or treating with our foreign exchange student and I had a broken foot.”

Gioia Cumicek, junior: “A bunch of us from school went trick or treating and it was freezing.”

Alana Bergin, junior: “When I was Sully from Monsters Inc.”

Taylor Massart, junior: “When I dressed up as Mike Wazowski.”

Rio O’Toole, junior: “In seventh grade when Ashley Lemens was Eeyore.”
Melanie Luna Guerrero, junior: “Last year when I watched It on Halloween.”

Molly Rader, junior: “When my friends and I were Alvin and the Chipmunks with homemade tutus.”

Hannah Guyette, junior: “Trick or treating in 6th grade when we went for four hours and filled pillow cases.”

Madi Rentmeester, senior: “Crying on Hope’s couch in a llama onesie last year.”

Logan Tennity, senior: “Eating a ton of candy.”

Chloe Greenwood, junior: “Trick or treating with my friend group in middle school.”

Riley Onell, junior: “Trick or treating in downtown Toronto when I was 13.”

Jake Gryboski, senior: “I would say 4th grade because I was Al Capone, and I got four pounds of candy.”

Sam Gille, freshman: “Fourth grade because it was really fun.”
Brelyn McCarron, senior: “When I dressed up as Harry Potter.”
Chloe Capomaccio, senior: “Trick or treating overall because it was always fun.”
Jada Ver Boort, sophomore: “When I dressed up as a snow queen.”

Sydney Ditscheit, junior: “The first year I volunteered at Zoo Boo.”

Lydia Sladek, junior: “One year I had a group of 20 people. We all dressed as ninjas. It was pouring rain and we were jumping in puddles.”

Adison Karbon, junior: “When I was in kindergarten, I dressed up as Ariel from the Little Mermaid, and I won a fish that night.”

Micah Dennis, senior: “When I was in 3rd grade, I dressed up as Cinderella and wore the costume everyday for about a month.”

Maddie Jaloszynski, senior: “Last year at Grace Balison’s Halloween party. It was my first time hanging out with all the new friends I met after I transferred to Notre Dame. It was so much fun, and I’m really looking forward to it again this year.”

Payton Winkler, junior: “When I was in 8th grade and I dressed up as an M&M. ”

Eli Sevais, junior: “When I was four years old and my dog and I dressed up as Shaggy and Scooby-Doo.”
Anastasia Geigl, senior: “Last year when Payton Van Pelt and I dressed up as Wayne and Garth from Wayne’s World.”
Grace Cooper, senior:  “One year I went as a banana and it was super fun.”
Ava Griffitt, senior: “When someone ding-dong ditched my house and my parents didn’t understand what happened.”

Carson Gilson, junior: “I went to Disneyworld to trick or treat once.”

Ms. Robbins, teacher: “Last year because I went to a murder mystery party.”

Bethany Martinez, junior: “I don’t like Halloween because I’m too old to trick or treat.”

Guadalupe Rivera, junior: “When I went trick or treating with my cousin.”

Max Hennigan, junior: “Kid on my block  dressed up as a baseball player and he had an aluminum bat and hit me in the head with it.”

Ben Wiesner, senior: “I remember going trick or treating with my brother for the last time and it meant a lot to me.”

Ryan Martin, senior: “I remember when I was twelve and I puked from eating too much candy.”

Katie Ziefle, senior: “My Winnie-the-Pooh costume.”

Chloe Capomaccio, senior: “Trick or treating as a kid was always fun.”

Katherine Zeise, senior: “Eating candy.”

Senora VW, Spanish teacher: “We went trick or treating for hours and my brother lost his boot and we didn’t notice.”

Owen Campbell, sophomore: “My grandma’s annual Halloween party. I got to see my cousins.”

Emma Rose Sonnenberg, sophomore: “Sixth grade, me and my friends went as characters from Grease and no one knew who we were.”

Tommy Zakowski, sophomore: “Sixth grade, I went trick or treating and went to my first haunted house.”

Will Zellner, sophomore: “Third grade, I was sprinting to the next house while trick or treating and face planted into a ditch.”

Chantal Garza, sophomore: “My most memorable Halloween has been going to the movies and then going trick-or-treating.”

Crystal Garza, senior: “My most memorable Halloween has been being able to ding dong ditch while trick or treating.”

Angel Perez, freshmen: “My most memorable Halloween has been being able to scare my relatives.”

Grace Wheeler, senior: “My most memorable Halloween has been going trick-or-treating with my boyfriend.”

Mrs. Brown, journalism teacher: “My most memorable Halloween has been every year my husband gets dressed up as Dracula and scares off little kids when he answers the door. It’s amazing. Also very hilarious.”

Tania Antonio, junior: “I would go get candy and after I got them I would throw pumpkins.”

YunMei Zhang, senior: “In China we don’t really celebrate Halloween, but I like to trick or treat and get costumes.”

Courtney Ledvina, senior: “When I was younger, we used to have themes and we would all dress up as care-bears.”

Justin Martinez, senior: “There was this one trail I would go on and then there were these high school kids that were popping out of nowhere and scaring us; it was crazy.”

Chantal Garza, sophomore: “When my dad didn’t let me go because he thought I was gonna get poisoned or robbed, so he bought me all of the bags of candy.”