Festive doors takeover middle-high school hallways

Corry’s third annual door decorating contest is underway

Haeleigh Bayle, Editor

This year marks the third annual door decorating contest for Corry Middle High School. Students and teachers in grades 6-12 have been given the task of creating an intriguing door design for judging.

There will be three judges, and they will decide whose door is the best. There is no set theme, but the doors are all festive. All of the designed doors must be completed by December 13 at 3 p.m. The door decorating contest was put on by the student council members. The top three highest scoring doors will be receiving a reward.

Willow Bowen, a member of student council, shared her opinion on the contest. She said, “I think that it gets the students in the school spirit for Christmas.”

The reason for having the door decorating contest is to create a festive atmosphere and bring some color into the hallways. The faculty winners will receive front row parking during the week before Christmas break, and a party will be given to the class who decorated the door. The winning class will receive a party with assorted holiday treats and drinks. The second and third place doors will receive a cookie and milk party.

Carter Slocum, another member of student council, gave his opinion. He said, “My thoughts on the door decorating contest is that it’s a great way to get into the holiday spirit. I enjoy walking down the hallway and seeing all the different doors decorated because every door is unique and special in its own way. I like seeing all the doors, but I definitely don’t like putting [one] together…especially because I have no creativity,” he added.

The three judges will use a 20-point grading system. The final score will be decided on five factors: overall visual impact, completeness, creativity, originality, and craftsmanship. Middle school, high school, and the CTC classrooms will all compete against one another. This contest creates a great way for students and teachers to show their creative side and embrace some holiday spirit.