Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn Celebrates
Halloween With Annual Costume Contest!
BAY RIDGE – Adelphians celebrated Halloween on Friday, October 30th, 2020 by dressing in elaborate costumes and walking the runway for Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn’s Annual Lower, Middle & Upper School Halloween Costume Contest. Held inside the John Lockwood Auditorium Theatre, the contest featured superheroes, cartoon characters, princesses, witches, ghosts and ghouls hoping to impress a panel of judges to earn prizes.
After each student had walked the runway, the judges deliberated and compared notes to determine first, second and third prize winners in each age group. Lower School first place winner Zayn roared his way to the top prize by dressing as his favorite dinosaur. Second place winner Regina made the perfect Minnie Mouse and third place winner David portrayed Super Mario with style. Middle School first place winner Emma took her portrayal of Buzz Lightyear to infinity and beyond to capture the trophy. Second place winner Svetlana rocked her ’90s costume and third place winner Michael dazzled with his light-up shirt and goggles. Upper School first place winner Yura spooked the judges with his uncanny portrayal of the Joker. Second place winner Bella came dressed as a witch and third place winner Reena was a colorful rock star.
Members of Adelphi’s faculty and staff also participated in the contest and walked the runway, dressed as animals, witches and other recognizable characters. Student Advisory Board members William, Susan and Ilona served as judges for the faculty contest and awarded top prize to Ms. Fregara for her elaborate scarecrow costume.
Adelphi’s Halloween celebration began earlier that morning with the Annual Lower School Trick-or-Treat Parade, during which the younger students visited each classroom and office to collect candy and show off their adorable costumes. Head of School Ms. Iphigenia Romanos greeted trick-or-treaters outside her office and remarked at their costumes while handing out delicious candies.
“Halloween is always an exciting time at Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn,” Ms. Romanos said. “Our students showcased their creativity by dressing in unique and elaborate costumes, posed for photos, then walked the runway one at a time as part of the Academy’s Annual Halloween Costume Contest. Congratulations to all of this year’s winners and Happy Halloween to all Adelphians!”
As the oldest private, independent, continuing, coeducational, college-preparatory day school in the borough and one of the oldest in the nation, Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn, “the little school of big dreams” has been “effectively preparing young people for college, career, and life, one day at a time” for over 150 years. Founded in 1863 and located in the historic Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn, Adelphi enrolls students from two years of age through twelfth grade. A strong emphasis is placed on small class size, individualized attention, self expression, critical thinking and challenging hands-on learning through Adelphi’s founding philosophy and dedication to the education of the “total child.” Adelphi students excel within a small, intimate, safe, caring, nurturing, and secure environment through Adelphi’s core values and founding principles of pride, tradition, spirit, and excellence. The student-teacher ratio is 8 to 1 and Adelphi is a New York State Regents Exempt Program with a 100% college application, acceptance and attendance rate. A founding member of the Coalition of Essential Schools, Adelphi receives its charter from the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York and has been a member of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools since 1928. Ms. Iphigenia Romanos serves as Head of School.
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Photos courtesy of Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn