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Boo Bash

Boo Bash is a Big Hit at Washington Elementary

By Jana Goodwin

Boo Bash was a smashing success! The atmosphere was abuzz last Wednesday night at Washington Elementary with smiling powdered sugar faces all around. To everyone’s surprise the turnout was over a hundred more than expected. With over 350 students and many more parents and siblings there, it can honestly be said that fun was had by all. The options were plentiful  with the pumpkin golf, ring toss, coloring contest, bobbing for doughnuts, pumpkin twister, marshmallow relay, skeleton relay, two candy craft tables, cookie decorating and much, much more. It was all complete with a surprise goodie gift bag at the end of the night. Parents were boasting in excitement how wonderful it all was with an impressive turnout and enough fun activities to keep everyone fully entertained. This great night was sparked by a senior at Canyon Springs High School named Eric Juarez.  Eric’s mentor, Ashley Green, the Physical Education teacher at Washington Elementary, worked tirelessly to bring to life his community project.  Students start in the junior year at Canyon Springs, where they learn to make a business plan for a nonprofit organization of their own creation.  As a senior, students then choose a track that is based on a community project, interest, or career path. Seniors reach out into the community to find a mentor that will help them carry out a plan for their project.  We can thank the staff and the PTO at Washington Elementary for making Eric’s idea come to life in a very big way. A special thanks goes to parents and PTO members Kristel Stills and Kristine Black for putting in countless hours and resources. Without them this night would not have been such a huge success.