Carving through the semester

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Kolby Reck

Students of Henderson pictured with their pumpkin carving.

Henderson State University had its annual pumpkin carving competition on October 28, 2021. Other events during “spooktober week” included a t-shirt giveaway, trivia, costume contest, paint party, movie on the south lawn, halloween scavenger hunt, and Henderson halloween.

The pumpkin carving contest took place in the Garrison Ballroom and had 17 contestants. The winner took home $100 and was showcased at Henderson halloween. Second and third place took home $50 and $30. Free snacks were served along with music to make for a fun and exciting evening.

Brianna Jackson (right), a sophomore at Henderson, took home the first place prize. “It was a good way to relieve some stress from school and get in the spirit of Halloween. It was fun to come in here with friends and meet other fellow students,” said Jackson.

With the semester approaching the end and students having to buckle down on school work for final grades, “spooktober week” was a great way for students to relax and enjoy the spooky season. If you missed the pumpkin carving competition, make sure to join in on the excitement next year and have a chance of taking home the first place price.