A new Halloween tradition is rising at Lansing Catholic High School. For the second consecutive year, student groups competed in a pumpkin carving contest. 

The week before Halloween is when the event takes place, helping students get revved up for the holiday itself. Students competed in their Rodzinkas, which are houses of students that cross grade levels.

“We wanted to do something that was fun for the fall and help people get into the Halloween spirit,” said Ms. Ashley Groves, one of the deans who organized the event.

“One of my favorite parts of the event was bonding with my Rodzinka and creating memories with the boys,” said junior Anderson Young.

Groves said they came up with this contest to help support student bonding.  

“Even though each Rodzinka only gets one pumpkin, the idea is that everyone works together to represent their house,” Groves said. “The winner gets four points toward the Great Crux for their house.”

The Great Crux is a big deal at Lansing Catholic, as the trophy that the house with the most points awarded at the end of the year. 

“This event was a success because we got to work together as a whole for our entire house,” Young said.

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