AHS Peer Pals and Interact Club Host Annual Carnival

By Savannah Abshire | Reporter

It was all fun and games at the Peer Pals carnival on the 8th of November. The Interact Club and Peer Pals teamed up to put on a carnival for the students in the Special Education department at Avon High School. Lauren Dennig, one of the officers of Peer Pals, said they had several people there.

“I would guess 20-25 [came to the event],” Dennig said.

The purpose of the Peer Pals carnival is to get the students in the Special Education department involved with school and other students at AHS. The Interact Club decided to reach out and join Peer Pals in this event.

“Years ago, Peer Pals sponsors reached out to clubs asking if anyone wanted to do a joint event, and our leadership team decided this was definitely worth our time.  This year, Director of School Activities, Hannah Schafer, formed a committee, held an organization meeting and planned the various stations,” said, club sponsor of Interact, Heather Meunier.

Not only do the students and teachers who put on the carnival have a great time, the Pals do too. They love taking part in all of the different activities and games that are available.

“It gives something for our pals to get involved in and look forward to! They love getting to do new things and have fun, so this is something that that truly enjoy. I saw all of them laughing and getting competitive with all of the games!” said Dennig.

The Pals get to play games and do various activities such as corn hole. They even got to eat some snacks.

“They colored pictures, played corn hole, ate snacks, and did bowling!” Dennig said.

The Interact Club and Peer Pals are excited to continue this new tradition. They are hopeful that next year they will have even more people show up to the event. In the future, both clubs plan to create more activities and joint projects together.

“I hope they will continue to do events together! I love seeing everyone come together and have fun. Our pals absolutely loved the carnival and continued to talk all about it!” Dennig said.


Photos taken by Savannah Abshire

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