Class of 2023 Student Council kicks off first potential annual Halloween Baking Contest in Scotch Plains-Fanwood history


John Leonardo

The Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Class of 2023 Student Council have been working endlessly to put together an engaging activity any student from SPFHS can get involved with from home.
The sophomore student council came up with just the idea to get students excited and engaged with their community; they developed the idea for a Halloween baking contest. Students can create any Halloween themed treat to be judged by other students for a chance to have their treat be featured on the morning announcements.
This would be the first time SPFHS has planned an annual holiday themed baking contest. With the deadline to submit an entry fast approaching, it is advised students get to work right away if they have plans on submitting their baked treat by the deadline on Oct. 31.
Starting on Nov. 1 until Nov.  7, students will be able to vote on their favorite submission as a poll on the student council class Instagram account, @raidernation2023.The winner of the contest will be announced and featured on the morning announcements on Nov. 8.
Because of the shutdown of school, SPFHS students have not had a lot of chances to feel involved with their community. This contest hopes to change that by getting students involved in a more creative way due to the limitations as of right now.
 Students will be able to have as much fun with this competition as possible as there are no true guidelines or rules to follow.
“I generally felt pretty laid back,” freshman Kourtney Most said. “ I didn’t put too much time or effort into it, just to make something cute and have fun!”
But what about moving forward? Will contests similar to this take place?
“We do hope to continue this activity as a tradition for years to come,” 2023 sophomore student council treasurer Ava Billotoo said. “As for the future of this contest, if students enjoy participating in our baking contest maybe we will do this for other holidays as well.”
As most know, the SPF community can be one of the most creative so expect to see mind blowing ideas on Nov. 1.
As of right now, nothing is confirmed on a follow up contest for other holidays, but regardless the SPF community will no doubt go all out yet again for more of our favorite holidays in the future. 
“I would totally do this again next year,” Most said. “It was fun and just a great way to be a part of the SPFHS community!”