Scarsdale High School Carnival Returns

The Scarsdale High School Carnival made its highly anticipated return after a two year absence.


Maroon Staff

For the first time since April 2019, the annual school Carnival made its much-anticipated return, bringing joy and laughter to thousands of Scarsdale residents on April 22nd to 23rd.

Irene Li and Neha Nayakkar

For the first time since April 2019, on April 22 and 23, the annual school carnival made its much-anticipated return, bringing joy and laughter to thousands of Scarsdale residents. The event included carnival games, fun rides, and booths run by school clubs.

The school government was able to coordinate the carnival for all the students to have an opportunity to participate, whether it be through being a part of government or helping run booths for various clubs. Lauren Barton, SHS school government advisor and math teacher, commented on how the carnival, “is one of the few community-wide events that we have…had for the last 20 years.”

But planning the carnival was no easy task. While is may seem that SHS school government would be able to plan the carnival as they have in the past, this year proved more difficult. “It’s, in some ways, a lot more work because, with exceptions from our seniors, none of [the students] have been in high school working at the carnival,” said Mr. Sawyer, the other SHS school government advisor and SHS English teacher. 

The carnival was still a hit amongst students. “When I first arrived I thought it was so small compared to what I remembered two years ago, but after a few rides I thought it was just as fun as it used to be because I was just happy to be with my friends,” stated Constance Argenson ‘24. Barton also comments on how the hype around the carnival is higher this year as “it’s part of [this idea] of a return to normalcy.”

For each annual carnival, the SHS school government chooses a charity to donate its proceeds to. This year, the earnings from the carnival will go to the Caring and Loving Foundation.

This year’s carnival was a success, and SHS students are surely looking forward to the next one.