Mountain Valley High School holding winter carnival, book drive


RUMFORD – During a recent school-wide assembly, co-president of the Student Council Cody Smith announced activities for Winter Carnival week, Feb. 13 to 17.

The theme of Winter Carnival is the four seasons. Seniors chose summer for their season. Juniors picked winter. Sophomores selected fall and freshmen have spring.

Smith then explained how students will dress each day of the week. Monday was colors of the season, Tuesday was mismatch day, Wednesday is career day, Thursday is 1980s day and Friday is school colors of blue and silver.

A talent show will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, in Muskie Auditorium. The show is open to the public and admission is free.

Smith concluded, “Winter Carnival Day (Friday) will be an entire day of events where students will be able to compete and add to their class’ total.”

National Honor Society members Katie Billings, president, and Cam Welch, vice-president, elaborated on the service project they had been working on, the World Wide Book Drive.

Billings said, “The Book Drive only has a month left and when Mrs. Peter’s approached us about promoting it we decided to do it in the only way we know how.”

The audience was treated to a student-produced video of “Books, Books, Books” rap. The video featured Billings and Welch as well as Dotty Peters, Natalie Simmons, Jim Aylward and Jamaica Ford. The video may be viewed at Mountain Valley High School’s Facebook page.

The NHS will accept the public’s donations of new or used books at the drop box in the lobby of the high school.