ASCC-SGA Hosts Halloween “Freak Show”
By James Kneubuhl, ASCC Press Officer
Published on October 30, 2017
The Student Government Association (SGA) at the ASCC held a Halloween carnival fundraiser on Saturday, October 28, in the College’s Gymnasium. Going by the theme “Freak Show,” the carnival featured 20 game booths, costume contests, prize giveaways and a multitude of fun activities. Not only ASCC students, but many households with young children turned out in force to enjoy this family-friendly event.
All funds raised from the carnival will go towards the community service projects SGA undertakes every semester. The student organization has long supported Hope House, the Juvenile Detention Center and other entities that rely on community assistance. “With the holiday season not far off, the SGA needs resources to make this time of year a happier one for those in need,” said ASCC Dean of Student Services Dr. Emilia Le’i. “Fortunately, Halloween gives us an opportunity to combine work with fun, and all for a good cause.”
The SGA serves the students of ASCC by encouraging them to explore activities that provide the opportunity for personal growth in both individual and group capacities. This is fostered through diverse programs and leadership experiences which complement the ASCC academic programs. SGA members have numerous opportunities to acquire the necessary tools that will assist them in achieving personal and professional success in their post-college lives.
Each spring and fall semester at ASCC, the SGA organizes a number of activities that allow students to have fun while learning at the same time. The SGA organizes talent competitions, cultural events, social occasions, and sports activities to balance-out the purely academic side of college life. The Halloween Carnival is but one of many examples of the SGA providing a treat for the public in one area which enables them to continue providing community support in other areas.
As they have done in the past, the SGA utilized the generous amount of space in the ASCC Gymnasium to create a fun Halloween environment that was especially engaging for children. “We strongly recommended that kids ages 12 and under dress up, so that they could take part in the costume contest that included cash prizes,” said SGA President Christina Toilolo. “Costumes were judged in categories like Scariest and Prettiest. We also had a dance battle and other fun activities for youngsters.”
For more information on the SGA, call ASCC at (808) 699-9155 and ask for the Student Services Division at extension 376.