by Sloane Walsh ’25 and Megan Sladish ’25
Over the weekend, FGS saw a storm of all school events starting with the Friday night under the lights football game and finishing with the student-run haunted house on Sunday. Although this weekend was packed with events, students had a lot of fun cheering on teams and spending time together.
To start the weekend, students headed down to the turf on Friday night to support the football team in their challenging game against Holderness School. Many students showed up in their creative costumes, showing off their Halloween spirit. The bleachers were full of onesies, pirates, and tourists. Even Mario and Luigi came down to cheer on the team. Although the boys lost, they fought hard until the very end.
After the game, everyone returned to their houses to prepare for the Halloween dance. The dance started at eight, and a DJ came to play some great music. There was pizza, candy, and drinks for all, and at the end of the night, everyone headed back to their dorms to get some beauty sleep before a long Saturday.
Saturday morning started early with two speakers from Planned Parenthood coming to talk about healthy relationships. After the presentations, students rushed to games and practices. The only home game was Varsity Field Hockey against Kingswood Oxford, which FGS won 5-1. The girls played a great game and wore pink socks and ribbons to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
After Field Hockey’s win, the team began preparations for the 2022 Play for the Cure games. Play for the Cure was a big success; the girls had two full tables of snacks and baked goods, and everyone got into their class colors to support the teams. The game started with Sophomores vs. Seniors and Freshmen vs. Juniors. The Seniors came out on top against the Sophomores with a 3-1 win. The Juniors also beat the Freshmen 2-1 although they were tied 1-1 for most of the game. The Juniors scored in the last few seconds, bringing their team to the finals. The Seniors and Juniors fought hard in the final, but the Seniors got their expected win.
To end the weekend, many people headed down to Frisbee Road for a student-run haunted house. There were shuttles every half an hour running from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. At the haunted house, everyone was greeted by a pirate who led them up the path to a decorated cabin. On the trail, many other creatures popped up to scare the participants and create scary scenery. The cabin was well-decorated, and inside everyone continued to get spooked as the actors banged on the windows and flashed the lights. After the short but scary haunted house was over, a fire burned outside with s’mores for everyone. The participants got to enjoy food by the fire before walking back down the path to return to campus.
For many, this was a great way to end the halloweekend as well as continuing to keep in the Halloween spirit for the trick-or-treaters the next day. With October coming to an end, it has been a great month with the best community. There have been many things offered and a whole lot of amazing events to attend. Let’s make November another great month for the Highlanders!