Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn Awards Prizes
in Annual Halloween Costume Contest!
BAY RIDGE – Adelphians came to school on Halloween dressed in elaborate costumes with hopes of earning top prize in the Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn’s Annual Middle & Upper School Halloween Costume Contest. Held inside the John Lockwood Auditorium Theatre, the contest featured princesses, superheroes, cartoon characters, witches, ghosts and ghouls walking the runway inside the auditorium to loud cheers and applause.
After each student had walked the runway, the judges deliberated and compared notes to determine first, second and third prize winners. Upper Schooler Joseph came to school dressed as a dreidel and received third prize for his effort. Middle Schooler Nika was awarded second prize for her Cleopatra costume. Taking home the top prize was Upper Schooler Richard, whose uncanny portrayal of John Goodman’s character Walter Sobchak from “The Big Lebowski” dazzled the judges and the entire audience.
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 Andre, Susan and Isaac served as judges for the faculty contest and awarded top prize to Mr. DeCrescenzo for his portrayal of Food Network personality Guy Fieri.
Adelphi’s Halloween festivities 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. The excited youngsters then headed into the auditorium, where they too walked the runway and received even more candy before watching the Middle and Upper School Costume Contest unfold.
“Adelphians showcased their personality and creativity by dressing in unique and elaborate costumes on Halloween,” said Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn Head of School Ms. Iphigenia Romanos. “The Lower Schoolers enjoyed a trick-or-treat parade around the building, collecting candy from every classroom and office, then cheered on the older students in the costume contest. I congratulate all of this year’s contest winners and encourage everyone to participate again next year!”
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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