Students share favorite Halloween memories from their childhood


Megan Hughes

Halloween has been a favorite holiday for junior Madison Hughes, senior Edie Hurst, sophomore Ava Clark and Eagle High alumni Addie Clark ever since they were little kids.

Not long ago, teenagers were in elementary school looking for the perfect Halloween costume to go trick-or-treating in. Halloween is a holiday that gives adults nostalgia about the traditions they had when they were young. Many went trick-or-treating, but others remember going to a pumpkin patch, baking treats, carving pumpkins and even drinking their favorite apple cider.  

To teenagers, these childhood times were not too long ago. Many miss the “good times” when they dressed up in costumes and went from door to door asking for candy. Some Eagle High students shared what Halloween looked like for them when they were younger.  

“When I was 10 years old, my mom used to make Halloween dinners on ‘Halloween Eve’ for me and my friends… We would wear our pajamas and watch Halloween movies,” said junior Madison Hughes. “On Halloween night, we would get dressed up in our costumes and go trick-or-treating and we were all so excited. When we got home, we traded candies so we would each end up with our favorites by the end of the night.”  

Trick-or-treating is always something kids want to do on Halloween night. Talk about a tradition with free candy and any child will get excited. Even though most teens could recall going trick-or-treating, some had traditions that made up their entire Halloween seasons as kids.  

“Not only did I go trick-or-treating, but I also went to a pumpkin patch and picked out the perfect pumpkin to carve to make a jack-o-lantern. I also loved watching classic Halloween movies like ‘It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown,’ as well as ‘Spookley the Square Pumpkin,’” said freshman Alexa Shanahan. “I loved watching these movies, and they give me nostalgia to this day when I watch them around this time of year.” 

Movies were a common thing that made Halloween memorable for kids.  

Every teen has unique traditions that are special and reminds them about their young Halloween years. No matter how old they are, they will always remember and cherish these memories.