Special to the Bulletin
Halloween Day 2015 at Weston Ranch High School was the setting for the first annual gathering of local high school zombies. Over 100 volunteers from the school’s football, volleyball, and cross country teams, as well as various clubs and the leadership class donated $5 each to transform themselves through costumes and makeup into the scary undead. With a chant of ‘we chews you the rapidly increasing zombie horde was ready to chase living victims.
At 11 a nervously milling crowd of hard to count runners, who donated $10 each, provoked the chase by setting off on a 2K run which followed the hallways beginning on the west side of campus all the way through to the school’s track, and back to finish line of the Cougar athletics’ blow up tunnel in the staff parking lot.
The Weston Ranch High School Leadership class, with the support of Jason Furtado (Dean of Student Activities) was responsible from start to finish for this newly inaugurated annual event. In addition other parts of the WRHS learning community such as sport teams, clubs, and faculty helped in the process of the event. Principal Francine Baird was able to attend (though at publication time it has not been determined as a zombie or runner).
Principal Baird and the leadership class are rightfully proud of how much the event succeeded in creating a fun and safe way for the families of Weston Ranch to enjoy Halloween. Everyone involved is looking forward to an even bigger and better opportunity to be ‘chews(en)’ by a favorite zombie next year.
Fustado stated: “The best part of the activity was seeing the amount of excited neighborhood children who ran the course. There was a good mixture of both smiles and tears! I was just proud of the Weston Ranch Students and their commitment to producing a great, safe event for students and families.”
Appreciation was also expressed for the helpful and dedicated teachers who love to help the community such as Allred, Beaty, Bayspayne, and others. A big thanks was extended to students Ramos, Ortiz, Medrano, Martinez, Velasquez, and Aguila for the documentary expose of the creation of the first zombie in the WRHS lab. Check it out at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMRaF6yFqHE . Be sure to watch your back since the containment of the zombie break out is uncertain.