High School Students Make Halloween a Treat

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Children throughout Amityville got a full taste of Halloween on Oct. 29 as the high school was transformed into a place of spooky sights and sweet delights. Amityville Memorial High School hosted its second annual Safe Halloween after school, which was organized by a pair of student organizations, the Key Club and DECA.

Dozens of high school students volunteered their time to welcome and assist children as they traversed the building. As kids walked down the hallway, past the lockers covered in spiderwebs, they could stop at each room to trick or treat. 

Every classroom offered a different activity including bingo, face painting, and a dance party. Children could be wrapped up in the mummy room and color pictures of ghosts, haunted houses and pumpkins in the arts and crafts room. There was also a cupcake-decorating station in the cafeteria and a haunted house in the gymnasium lobby.

Key Club co-presidents Bryan Canales and Jeffrey Reyes-Espinal thanked all of their classmates who prepared the high school for the Safe Halloween event and helped out a the different centers. The Key Club also received several donations, including candy.

“We really appreciate all the work that was put into this,” Bryan said, “and we are really grateful to the people in the community for helping out toward this great cause. It brings Amityville together and gives kids a true Halloween experience.”

Bryan added that it gave him joy to see children in the community having a great time and it brought back his own memories of trick-of-treating as a child.


Money raised from donations was given to the Thirst Project, a non-profit organization that works globally to provide people with clean and safe drinking water.