Mardi Gras party!
By Maryann Jajou
Picture this: The commons at Perrysburg High School covered in banners and booths with games and prizes that can be won in every corner you turn. Live performances from students in the theatre and music department and lots of food.
This year Madame Amanda Laporte and Madame Maureen Gerber, along with French Club, hosted Mardi Gras! Mardi Gras is a French celebration that is celebrated every year. It features carnival games and food.
This year it was Jan. 30 in the high school commons.
Mardi Gras at PHS featured other clubs and organizations at the high school that included booths for French Club, student councils from the freshman class to the senior class, and of course, eSomethin.
Madame Gerber, one the French teachers putting the event together has been doing it for 15 years.
“I loved it. I think my favorite was the cakewalk,” she said. “I think we all did an great job and everyone had a fun time.”
To get the commons to look like a Mardi Gras celebration it took a lot of work.
“I think it was a tiny bit stressful, but I think the crew came together and really pulled through in the end,” Madame Gerber said.
Senior Travis Durham enjoyed the event, he is in orchestra and plays the violin.
“I’ve been playing the violin since Kindergarden,” he said. “It’s a bit hard to play for people that you know but you get over it and it becomes fun.”
Junior Chloe Brush thought the food was really good.
“It was my first time there and I think it was fun to attend and I would love to come again next year,” she said. “I loved the goldfish booth. I even won a goldfish!”