It is 7am on a raining Sunday morning, and four grade 12s are spotted trekking from Barnacle Winslow to the Sun Center. It is the morning of the MEC Halloween Race, and Spencer Dearborn, Narjes Al-Zahli, Alex Menun, and Max Zhang are on their way to breakfast just before the run. It was going to be a fun day.
It turned out to be an all Barnacle/Winslow affair, as Winslow houseparent Ms. Clarke drove the group up to the Beaver Lake race trail. As a result, the group came up with some impressive turnouts. Ms. Clarke ran a blistering speed in her “Northern Lights Fairy” costume to claim both the #1 overall women’s place in the 10K event and the best overall costume award. Narjes blazed through the 5K event to take 1st in her age category. Spencer, Alex, and Max all ran hard but got outsmarted by the trees. They got lost along the course and, accordingly, ran an extra 3K, resulting in an 8K race. Spencer sported Ms. Clarke’s grandma’s vintage snake suit for the run as well, resulting in many compliments.
The creativity of the group shined throughout the day. Sporting all grey sweatsuits, the squad created an immaculate model of the historical Stonehenge. Their ingenious resulted in the win of “best group costume”.
Overall, a great day for the barnacle and Winslow house. It continues to showcase the all-around athleticism and success that the members of the house possess.
This post was written by
an anonymous Barnacle boy.