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Best Buddies’ Boo Grams make their debut


There are candygrams in December, valentine lollipops in February and now, the newest addition to the calendar, the Best Buddies Boo grams. As a new tradition this year, the club Best Buddies created the Boo grams. Much like the other seasonal holiday treats, Boo grams are little bags of candycorn that can be purchased for friends.

However, the system that was used to distribute these festive goodies is quite different.

“We decided to do it differently because we can’t go interrupting classes,” club advisor Patty McQuone said. “We sent out a mass email by name [to those who received a boo gram] so that students knew to come pick it up”.

Proceeds of this fundraiser go into the Best buddies account to go towards group activities for the club.

“The more money we raise the more we can do fun things together,” Renee Reiner ’15 said.

The group plans on using the money for events like monthly birthday parties, ice skating, trips to the movies and to send students to the international Best Buddies conference over the summer.

“For the first time doing them the outcome was better than I expected it to be,” club president Victoria Pappas ’15 said.

Best Buddies plans to continue this fundraiser in coming years.

“Next year we’re pushing for people asking each other to dances like counties and red and whites with Boo Grams. That would be cute,” McQuone said.

Best Buddies members and staff are all very pleased with the success of this year’s Boo Grams and cannot wait until next Halloween to keep the tradition going.

“Next year we know exactly what to do and how to get organized so it will only get better,” Pappas said.

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Emma Berry ’15 is Inklings’ Opinions page editor, but wishes she was something more - something like Beyoncè. Emma was born in Paris and lived there for three years before she moved to London. Another three years later, she moved to Westport just in time to start Kindergarten at Coleytown Elementary School. She went to Coleytown Middle School, and now she attends Staples High School. This Senior girl spends her non-Beyonce-like days working hard for Inklings and being the captain of the Staples ski team. When she’s not on the slopes with her teammates, she continues to practice her skills in Vermont on the weekends. She is very dedicated to this sport that she says is “truly exhilarating.” Another thing Emma loves is her family, which consists of her parents, two brothers and dog. Together, they ski and travel. Her favorite destination they traveled to thus far was Dublin, Ireland, which is where her cousins, aunts and uncles live. Emma enjoys listening to all types of music ranging from pop to alternative. Although, she does have a disdain for country music. To her, each song is a three minute display of Americans trying to be as patriotic as possible. Nevertheless, she still loves her country. For her final year at Staples, Emma is looking forward to all the events and activities that come with being a senior. For years, she has been waiting for motorcade, homecoming and all the senior traditions. She is excited to see what her senior year has in store for her.

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