Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn Awards Prizes
In Annual Halloween Costume Contest!
BAY RIDGE – There were pirates, princesses, superheroes, zombies, witches and ghouls galore at Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn on Halloween, all competing for top prize in the Academy’s Annual Halloween Costume Contest, held inside the John Lockwood Auditorium Theatre. Students from Pre-K through 12th Grade came to school dressed in elaborate costumes and walked the runway inside the auditorium to loud cheers, showcasing their creations in an effort to impress a panel of judges and come away with a prize.
After each student had walked the runway, the judges deliberated and compared notes to determine first, second and third prize winners for Lower School, as well as Middle and Upper School. They shared the results at a special assembly the following week.
The Lower School contest winners were Mary, Zaria and Jake. Mary came to school dressed as a unicorn and received third prize for her effort. Zaria was awarded second prize for her portrayal of a witch. Jake scared the judges with his zombie costume, complete with zombie walk down the runway, and received first prize!
Upper School contest winners were Kiavana, Matthew and Josh. Kiavana’s Queen of Hearts costume impressed the judges and won her third prize. Matthew’s inflatable sumo wrestler costume earned him second prize. Josh’s portrayal of Frozone from Disney’s The Incredibles certainly made an impact on the judges, as they awarded him first prize!
Members of Adelphi’s faculty and staff also participated in the contest and walked the runway, dressed as cowboys, animals and everything in between. Senior Student Advisory Board members Arber, Anthony and Natalie served as judges for the faculty contest and awarded top prize to Ms. Fregara for her reindeer costume.
Head of School Ms. Iphigenia Romanos said, “Halloween is always an exciting and enjoyable day at Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn. From the Lower Schoolers starting the day with a trick-or-treat parade around the building, to our Annual Costume Contest, to spending the afternoon volunteering at the Annual Bay Ridge Haunted Halloween Walk in Owl’s Head Park, Adelphians are always very involved in this special day. I congratulate all of this year’s Costume 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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