Key Club Trick-or-Treats for UNICEF


Janet Hughes

Several members of the girls basketball team went in a group. Freshman Emma Tess Harbison, sophomores Hannah Jones, Taylor Michel, Laura Behnke and Lily Cranmore trick or treated together.

Caleigh Whiting, Staff

Most high schoolers do not spend their Halloween trick-or-treating anymore, however, some members of Key Club participated in Trick-or-Treating for UNICEF on Oct. 31. 

UNICEF is the United Nations Children’s Fund, and Key Club is supporting their efforts to provide the developmental aid that some children lack.

Thirty-eight students showed up to trick or treat.

“Our club is double in size as compared to last year,” adviser Cathy Wall said. “We are almost as large as we were in pre-COVID years. This meant we had as many people who went out to collect as we had in the club total last year.” 

Some students felt proud of themselves and their peers on Halloween, knowing that the proceeds from the night would go to UNICEF, which is essentially going to help children.  

“I am very happy to say that we as a club raised over $800 for UNICEF,” senior Wekey Wang. “I was a little out of my comfort zone, but I am glad that we all participated.” 

 Other students agree with Wang that it was not the most comfortable thing to do, but they also agree that it was well worth it for the children. 

 “I had a lot of fun, but it was kind of nerve-racking knocking on strangers’ doors,” junior Baily Cook said. “I am glad that we raised around $800 dollars for the United Nations Children’s Fund, and I know that the children will greatly appreciate this donation.”

Other students did not have the best experience trick-or-treating, while it is for a good cause, some people are just not kind. 

“Honestly, some of the houses that I went to were not so nice, but I did not let that bother me, and I had fun,” junior Jayda Dunstan said.

For seniors, each event is bittersweet as they prepare to leave the club.

“The only year I missed was the covid year, when (we) did not have it,” Wang said, “otherwise I would have been a four-year member.”