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Juniors Clutch Hallway Decorating Win

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KARA LABADESSA ’25
The Freshman class (at left) work on their Grinch-themed wall left. Juniors (right) put up the final decorations to complete their wall.

Edison High School recently celebrated a junior class win in the annual hallway decorating competition, the Edison High tradition that unites students in a spirited showcase of creativity and teamwork. Characterized by friendly competition among various classes, the event allows students to exhibit their artistic talents while fostering a sense of camaraderie and unity within the school community.

Following dedicated weeks of preparation from Student Council volunteers, teachers at Edison High voted for their preferred displays. The winning class earned points in the ongoing Battle of the Classes. Students dedicated both their time and effort to transform school hallways into works of art, fostering pride and community.

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  • The senior class puts up the final details on their Dr. Seuss-themed wall.

  • The Juniors color paper panels from the hit Disney movie Lilo & Stitch.

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This year, the sophomore class designed a seasonal Charlie Brown re-creation. Their display illustrated a swift shift from the fall to winter seasons with whirling leaves transitioning into snowflakes. Behind the elegant decorations, however, there was a hectic buzz.

“It was disjointed and there were lots of people making it a bit chaotic at first, but it was rewarding to see the finished results,” said decorator Aeliya Jafri ‘26.

This year’s hallway decorating event saw a significantly larger turnout than that of previous years. Students energetically supported their classes, but common decorating challenges arose. High demand for tape made it hard to find extra rolls, especially as work sessions continued into the evening. A lively competition for colored papers showcased each class’s determination to outshine the others.

Nevertheless, the hallways transformed into captivating displays of creativity from each class. The junior class claimed the top spot with their Disney Christmas theme, featuring scenes from beloved Disney movies like Lilo & Stitch and Toy Story. The seniors secured a close second with Oh, the Places You’ll Go! theme, followed by the sophomores in third place with a “Charlie Brown” theme, and the freshmen in fourth, with the Christmas spirit to round out the competition.

Overall, it was a really fun experience and it was wonderful seeing our ideas come to life despite time management issues during the construction process.

— Sylvia Wu '25

Both students and staff alike enjoyed the displays put together by the hardworking decorators. Some teachers involved in the student planning process decided to stay out of the voting process to maintain impartiality.

“I think as usual the students outdid themselves and created jaw-dropping creations for their hallways,” said English Teacher and advisor to the General Student Council Mr. James Napoli. “This year hallway decorating was earlier than usual but even with less time, the results were just as impressive.”

Meanwhile, other staff members deliberated over which class delivered the most engaging display, judging each submission through a rubric encouraging creativity. After the voting took place, many teachers found the juniors came out as winners.

In the following days, the junior class celebrated their win. The board members and advisors cheerily reflected on their creative process and successful execution of the Disney theme. Junior student council officer and treasurer Sylvia Wu ’25 was particularly excited about the decorating results.

“Overall, it was a really fun experience and it was wonderful seeing our ideas come to life despite time management issues during the construction process,” said Wu.

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BREANNA SMITHEN '26, Staff Writer
Breanna Smithen is one of the staff writers for “The Eagle’s Eye.” She's been a member of the Eagles Eye for since freshman year. Her favorite classes in school are English and orchestra. Outside of school, she enjoys reading fiction novels and spending time with her family.
STELLA WONG '25, Editor-in-Chief

Stella Wong is currently a junior and the editor-in-chief of the sports and op/ed columns of The Eagle’s Eye. In addition to the newspaper, Stella indulges herself in other extracurriculars like student council, orchestra, and Chinese Cultural Club. Besides school, you can find Stella ice skating, traveling and exploring new places, and taking film pictures!

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