the westminster news
Published by the students of Westminster School
By Alice Tao ’24
In the modern world, Halloween festivities have become nearly sacred traditions. This year, the spooky season on the hill was filled with mysteries, screams and nightmares. Community members participated in a series of activities that accelerated their heartbeats. Besides the horrifying haunted house the Sixth Form put together, students competed in the annual Halloween Costume Contest. With over 100 contestants, Sydney Courtmanche ’24 triumphed through popular votes by her peers. Alongside her buddy Ava Lynch ’23, Sydney dressed up as Zach from Zach and Cody. After being inspired by the trendy social media TikTok, Sydney and Ava began their planning process for this coveted competition. Sydney purchased her shirt and shorts from Goodwill, and her infamous wig from Party City. She stated: “Honestly, I think the wig really sold it. The cargo shorts were a great touch but I think the wig was what brought home the dub.” For those who don’t know Zach, he is a Disney character for an older generation and the crazy brother of Cody. When asked about her costume next year, Sydney explained that she will keep that information confidential but she will definitely come out with something big and interesting. Stay tuned!