SCVi hosted Express Con Saturday at the school’s campus in Castaic, a student-run event put together by the High School Event Planning Design Class.
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Saturday’s festivities included an entrepreneur fair run by budding business people currently attending SCVi, and several unique activities, run entirely by students.
“We are trying to show off our school by getting people to come and see how amazing the school is,” Cheyenne Alonzo, Express Con chair and student of SCVi, said. “We have performance groups coming out, our own drama team is also doing their part.” We have musical performances, a splatter room, a spider room and a dunk tank, which I think is pretty fun.”
Alonzo pointed out that attendees need not fear the spider room, which contained no actual spiders, but was instead an obstacle course put together for Express Con.
Live performances were put on in the parking lot during the event, which ran from 10 am to 2 pm Saturday. Food trucks were also on hand and an outdoor cafeteria was set aside for visitors.
Express Con, short for expression convention, was designed as a hands-on learning and innovation event where students and attendees could feel free to express themselves. The event was free to the public, with specific activities requiring a small amount of money to participate.
Alonzo said running the event has been no small task, but she has gained valuable friendships through working out the details of Express Con.
“I’m in charge of all of this,” Alonzo said. “I give all the jobs out and tell everyone what to do, so its pretty hard. Sometimes they don’t like to listen and I’ve been running around everywhere trying to get everything done. I think it came together really well; we became a team where, before, we wouldn’t talk to each other, and now we text each other and stuff like that.”
Alonzo said the event is expected to take place again and said, “Come to Express Con next year. It’s going to be amazing.”
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Source: Santa Clarita News