Extravaganza Cooks Up Cookies, Costumes, Contest


Courtesy of Koti Norris

(From left) Gladys Cendejas, Rodrigo Vargas, Koti Norris, Jamazeya Taylor, and William Lozano are shown at last year’s Halloween festivities on the North Campus.

Countless clown scares featured in the news may have ushered in Halloween frights a few weeks early, but San Jac students still have time to enjoy a spooky holiday filled with tricks and treats when San Jacinto College North Campus hosts the fourth annual Halloween Extravaganza on Oct. 31.

Student Engagement and Activities Specialist, Brelyn Donato, said the event is set up for students to unwind between classes while enjoying a number of Halloween-themed activities provided by different College organizations.

“The San Jacinto Pastry class will be having cookie decorating tables for students who would like to decorate Halloween cookies, SGA (Student Government Association) will be having a Halloween Costume Contest that students will be able to participate in, and students would be expected to have a great time with us,” Donato said.

Sophomore Koti Norris attended the Extravaganza last year winning first place for her self-made Beetlejuice costume. Norris said she enjoyed herself so much, she plans to participate again dressing as the vampire from “30 Days of Night.”

“Who knows?” she said. “Maybe, I’ll win again this year, although my costume is a little bit too scary and might gross people out.”

Meanwhile, Donato said the event is open to all students to stop by, and they are encouraged to dress up in Halloween costumes.

“Students should check out the Halloween Extravaganza because it’s a great way for students to do something fun in-between classes,” she said, “and to also get involved, as well as (get) connected with the SJC family.”

The Halloween Extravaganza will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 31 in the lobby of the Student Center (N12) on the North Campus.