On Feb. 2 and 3, the Junior Class of 2019 invited carnival-goers to pack their bags for “A Worldwide Ride.”
On Feb. 2 and 3, the Class of 2019 invited carnival-goers to pack their bags for “A Worldwide Ride.” Carnival booth names such as “Gyro-pean Tour,” “Machu Paint-chu” and “Smoothies for the Seoul” played up this year’s theme.
The tradition began in 1932, when students hosted a Carnival to raise money for their yearbook. In 1936, rides were first introduced. Today, Carnival is a monumental effort taken on by the Junior class, with Carnival profits helping to support the School’s financial aid program.
While games of skill, thrilling rides and sugary malasadas are some of most anticipated features of Carnival, booths such as White Elephant, Treasures, Silent Auction, Plant Booth and Art Gallery offer unique items – and often great bargains – for those who seek them out. This year, the Art Gallery was relocated to the Learning Commons in Cooke Library, offering a more spacious venue to display over 1,000 pieces from 250 Hawai‘i artists.
Mahalo to the more than 4,500 volunteers and to the Junior Class of 2019 for hosting an unforgettable trip around the world!
Enjoy these student-produced videos from Carnival 2018: