Food Fest kicked off with hordes of hungry children vying for syrup drenched snow cones, sticky chocolate smores, and other endless sweet tooth and savory fulfillments. Service and general clubs surrounded the perimeter of the HS and MS gym, supplying scrumptious delights from sweet cheesecakes to deep fried corn dogs, while student performances filled the gyms with their soothing tones. Food Fest did not disappoint to start the weekend filled with two things everybody loves most: joy and food.
Left: Juniors Nicole Cook and Hanna Chuang working for Kiva | Right: Officers for Achieving Dreams: Ji Han Chung, Toorjo Mishra, and Hannes Herrel
Left: Junior Mina Mayo-Smith making some delicious smores | Right: Ian Stuart and Victoria Chou for Literacy for Life
Service clubs filled the majority of booths, bringing in treats to raise awareness for their club and send out a good message. It was a good opportunity for clubs to earn the money they need, as well as to get more recognition. With all these service clubs, the fest seemed lively and full of hard working students pleasing everyone’s appetites.
General Clubs and Honor Societies
Left: Karisa Poedjirahardjo and Ashmita Malkani from Gay Straight Alliance | Middle: Freddie Shanel, Caitlin Loi, and Robert Law selling donuts for Peer Support | Right: Seniors Nadia Kim, Abby Sardjono, and Bianca Antonio working for French Honor Society
Left: Aline Damas and Lina Sun running the Business Club booth | Right: Paul Lee and Seiji Takahashi eating ramen in Japanese Honor Society
General clubs and honor societies also set up food booths to earn profits for their events during the year.
PTA moms scrambled to give out food in the cultural booths to share their countries’ finest cuisine and delicacies. From sushi to bulgogi, adobo to Balinese rice, it saturated our taste buds in a culturally diverse experience.
We all agree that food can sweeten anyone’s day. Next year’s Food Fest will come and give us something to indulge in once again. But now that I think about it, we don’t have to wait that long–the County Fair is right around the corner.