Students at White Hall High School tried their hands at terrifying thrill seekers during their second annual haunted house. This year, the WHHS library was transformed into a maze of tricks and treats.
This student driven service project was conceived and developed by members of the WHHS EAST program. EAST stands for environmental and spatial technology and is a class taken by high school students to learn a project based approach to problem solving using state of the art technology.
According to Meredith Wilkins, teacher at WHHS, this particular endeavor was the brainchild of five EAST students that enlisted over 30 volunteers to help run the Haunted Library.
The scaring went on for three nights and the five dollar admissions that were collected will be used in part as a donation to a local Angel Tree Foundation. The rest will be used to help send some of the students to the EAST conference coming up this spring.
On opening night Noah Stephens, student at WHHS, called a last minute meeting with all of the cast members of the frightful show. “Remember, you’re acting as though you are in a skit. Sometimes you will feel silly. Just keep going and stay in character,” Stephens said in his pep talk.
Once the patrons began to work their way through the horrible haunt, screams could be heard throughout the campus. The students’ hard work paid off in the frightened looks on the faces of those that braved the Haunted Library.