Fun-filled Saturday Reunion

As the sun set, the scholars lit candles to illuminate their designs from the pumpkin carving activity.

Smiles and laughter filled the quad as pumpkin seeds sprinkled the grass. The Hudson Scholars program hosted its first reunion of the 2022-2023 school year this past weekend, on Saturday, October 22.

In the morning, with energized mentors and eager scholars, students participated in an educational activity. The scholars were tasked with making a presentation about an unsung Spanish hero. They used the computer labs for this activity.

From there, scholars and mentors transitioned to a fan-favorite activity, Just Dance. Songs like “Mi Gente” and “Timber” were used in the competitions to celebrate Hispanic Heritage month. Judges, composed of lead mentors and teachers, evaluated the competition intently as scholars broke a sweat on the dance floor.

After Just Dance, students moved out to the Quad, where they could enjoy the pleasant weather while carving pumpkins. This activity aimed to immerse students in Halloween traditions, where mentors and scholars could bond and talk with one another while doing something fun. As the sun set, the scholars’ pumpkins were illuminated at the end of the evening to showcase their intricate designs and creativity.

To conclude the night, students savored a flavourful meal from a Dominican restaurant in Tarrytown!

The program hosts monthly reunions, where mentors plan other educational and fun activities. The next one is coming up soon in December.