We take Halloween seriously at Kimball Union. Each year, students and faculty alike get decked out for the annual Costume Parade at All School Meeting, where a panel of judges award costumes in a number of categories. Dressed as the sun as a part of a group costume, Scout ’19 remarks, “A lot of people go all out. It’s a really fun time to dress up with your friends. The freedom to let your childish, youthful side come out is easy here. There’s no judgement.”
“I’m dressed as The Mighty Ducks with three of my friends,” says Will ’22. He continues, “Back home in New York, we don’t really do anything on Halloween. It’s a very different vibe here because we’re so close, like one big family. Knowing KUA, I expect a reckless, funny, crazy, and absurd experience at the Costume parade.”
The 2018 Halloween Costume Parade did not disappoint, with highlights including The Boston Red Sox, characters from Scooby Doo, Jake from State Farm, and a taco alongside Belle from Beauty and the Beast to make, Taco Belle.
The winners of the costume parade were as follows:
Funniest – Carlton ‘20 and Nicholas ‘20 as Bob Ross and a Painting Best Group – Scout ’19 and Anna ’19 as The Sun and the Moon Most Original – Carson ‘20 and Z ‘20 as Forest Gump and Lt. Dan Scariest – Young Jin ’19 in gruesome and gory makeup Best Overall – Mr. Fauver as Dame Edna
Founded in 1813, Kimball Union Academy is one of the oldest private boarding high schools in New Hampshire and the country. KUA blends the best of the New England boarding tradition with an innovative, modern educational program for a diverse group of day and boarding students from across the country and around the world. Located in Meriden, New Hampshire in the heart of the Upper Valley, Kimball Union is minutes from Dartmouth College and has direct access to Boston and New York.