Cherokee High hosted its first carnival-themed celebration for graduates Saturday, April 17 to honor seniors who would have ordinarily held their prom this time of year, which had been cancelled again due to Covid risks. With over 100 students in attendance as well as all faculty and staff, the carnival event, hosted on the football field to allow safe spacing outdoors, was a tremendous success.
The event included two food trucks (Kona Ice and The Varsity), DJ, inflatables, and a number of carnival-themed activities including a cake walk, Plinko, ring toss games, ball toss games, Corn Hole, a dunk tank, and more. Students earned tickets at each game station that they could use in drawings for generous gift baskets and items donated by various organizations for this event. Gift baskets included everything from gift cards, a senior portrait shoot, fun items for summer vacation or college, and even a kayak.
The main source of entertainment, however, seemed to be the opportunity to play games with teachers, staff, and administration and recharge and relax from a year of challenges brought on by Covid this year.
Below are photos we took of the event, though Cady Studios was also present to take photos. Those may be available soon. Scroll through and enjoy! Click on the image to zoom in.