Students at Cole dressed up in a variety of creative, scary, and funny costumes for the Halloween holiday and annual costume contest. Secretaries Elaine Balkcom and Gloria Gorman judged the contest. Some teachers dressed up for the event as well.
Judges awarded prizes in three categories for each grade level: scariest, funniest, and most creative. Students cheered other classmates on and seemed to have a blast with the event.
"It's something for them to experience," said Principal Alexis Meyer. She said this event is held every year and that students love it.
"I am pumped for it," said Kellie Gammino, 8th grade student who dressed up for the occasion.
A group of 8th grade boys dressed in Jaguars cheerleader outfits. They said three of them came up with the idea and the rest of the jumped on board.
"This is my first time doing the contest, and it is so much fun," said 6th grade student, Sophia Andrade.
Winners of the contest include:
Funniest - Jeremy D., Scariest - Yash D., and Most Creative - Abby A. and Elise W.
Funniest - Brendan K., Scariest - Katherine M. and Marcos D., and Most Creative - Maggie B.
Funniest - Johnny P., Scariest - Ariana D., and Most Creative - Lev S.
Many students participated in the contest, and the judges said it was a difficult decision because so many students dressed in such great costumes.