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Students Show Off Their Halloween Costumes

FIDEL CENTER, U.S.A. Halloween 2010 – More than 50 students and a dozen staff members donned inventive attire for the annual costume contest in the Fidel Center atrium on Friday, October 29.
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Students gather in the Fidel Center atrium for the official judging of the 2010 Halloween Costume Contest.

The top three student awards were swept by pairs, while the Tech Gym staff again took the top prize in the staff contest. Last year’s recreation of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” complete down to dance moves, was hard to beat. However, the crew from the gym took top honors with their Flintstone costumes and vehicle.

Student Winners
  • Grand Prize: Elle and Carl (Jessie Morris and Brandon Romero)
  • First Place: Barbie and Theresa Barbie (Victoria Ramirez and Samantha Pfeiffer)
  • Second Place: Batman and Robin (Justine Davidson and Erika Peters)
  • Third Place: The Mad Hatter (Teddy Sonnenfeld)
Staff Winners
  • Grand Prize: Flintstones (Melissa Begay, Annine Gabaldon, Riis Sanchez and Jenn Garcia)
  • First Place: Saw: The Movie (Carl McDermott and Mike from Chartwells)
  • Second Place: Nanny McPhee (Moni Apodaca)
  • Third: Lucille Ball (Vicky Gonzalez)
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Each student entrant paraded around the atrium for the judges and fellow students The Tech Gym again took the grand prize in the staff competition.
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Jessie Morris and Brandon Romero -- inspired by "Up." SpongeBob SquarePants made an appearance
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Will the real Dave Wheelock please stand up? Enrique Koerdell channels his inner rugby coach and proves what everyone already knows -- that one Dave Wheelock just isn't enough. Students wait their turn to impress the judges.

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The second floor was packed with spectators from the staff and student body who were getting a bird's eye view.
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 Creative constumes abounded, making the judges' job difficult  This year's cast of characters included a few macabre faces
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Batman and Robin, aka Erika Peters and Justine Davidson A few students come as a cast of characters
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Students filled the atrium over the Friday lunch hour The stairwell was packed with viewers with cameras.