Annual NHS WarriorFest Carnival Brings Community Together to Benefit Thirst Project

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  • Focused, Drama Club member Sabrina Kim ’25 paints senior Angela Ruan’s face. Drama Club hosted a face-painting booth while sharing details about their club activities.

  • Synchronized while performing, Garage Band adds to the relaxed ambience of Warrior Fest. The members prepared a diverse set list for event.

  • Throwing his ring towards the rod, Benjamin He ’23 plays the ring toss game set up by the National French Honor Society. Students went around the practice fields, interacting with various club booths such as this one.

  • Diabolo club member Keaton Lee ’23 demonstrates his skills at the Warrior Fest carnival. Attendees were given the chance to learn basics of Chinese yo-yo.

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Concluding a week of WarriorFest, National Honor Society (NHS) held the eighth annual WarriorFest Carnival on Friday, April 14th. 

Featuring club booths, concessions, carnival games, and live music by the Westwood GarageBand, the carnival gave clubs the opportunity to be involved with the Westwood community in a different format. Activities such as Choir Club’s “Guess the Song” game and the NHS officer dunk drew crowds. Attendees were able to aim for a target, which if hit, would drop an NHS officer into a tank of water. Each club had their own activity, ranging from face painting by Drama Club to Plinko by the GSA Club. 

“For our smaller club, it’s better to promote our club with all of these people at this huge event,” GSA Club officer Skye Schulz ‘25 said. “We used [a] Plinko board that our previous officer had, and we made beads at a club meeting [to use for] prizes.”

Outside of club activities, many students brought board games, food, picnic blankets, and different kind of sports to play with friends in the field. Food was offered at the carnival, including chicken burgers from sponsor Chick-Fil-A. 

“I’m having a lot of fun. NHS put in a lot of time to ensure that this was a really well-planned event,” NHS member Justin Gao ‘23 said. “I think they did a great job and there’s a lot of people here. It was definitely worth attending.”

While only one of the events of the week, the WarriorFest carnival plays an important role in raising money for the Thirst Project, a non-profit organization whose aim is to bring safe drinking water to communities around the world. 

“I’m just hanging out, trying different clubs out, and here just supporting,” Westwood NHS Stuco Representative Allen Garcia ‘23 said. “This carnival is for the Thirst Project where we are helping out with the construction of wells in Africa.”