Celebrating a New School Year
To start off a new school year, Quinter hosted their annual Back to School Fest at the city park on Saturday, August 20. Students in grades kindergarten through seniors were entertained from early that morning until that evening. The morning started with a Bike-a-Thon, Triathlon, games, face painting booth, and inflatables. To finish the night off, the QHS Student Council hosted a dance at the park.
“I love seeing all the kids having fun. I also enjoy watching all the high schoolers getting involved and helping out our community. I never really realized how much the kids all look up to all of us high schoolers, but it's a great experience and something to look forward to,” commented QHS senior Tori Davidson.
The Bike-a-Thon started the morning events. Volunteers from the high school helped work the event which raised money for Saint Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Bluestem Medical and the QHS KAY sponsored a mini triathalon. QHS organizations ran the inflatable rides, which ran from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Organizations volunteering included FFA, Stuco, the cheerleaders, and KAY. SADD set up a face painting booth. The Boy Scouts served snow cones throughout the day while the Network Club provided lunch and a concession stand. American Family Insurance sponsored the goldfish give away to students. The city of Quinter also sponsored a cardboard boat race in the city pool. The pool remained open for free swimming from 1-5. The night ended with a dance. Everyone was ready to step out of there comfort zone and dance the night away.
“I loved dancing with my friends and the music was great. The dance gave me an idea on what high school dances are like and I am so excited to be in high school to go to those dances.” added eighth grader Millie Brown.
Quinter High School, the Quinter Chamber of Commerce, and the Quinter Community organize the Back to School Fest so everyone can go out and have a good time and to get pumped up for the start of a new year. The day is planned by the help of Mrs. Flora Rummel.