Athletes and National Honors Society members from Destrehan High School will pair up to sponsor a free trunk or treat event for the community on Oct. 25.
The event will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. in the DHS parking lot. Immediately after the gathering there will be a DHS versus Hahnville High School volleyball game.
George McGovern, DHS’s assistant athletic director, said a similar event was hosted last year and it ended up being a huge success. This year various groups from DHS will decorate trunks and hand out candy.
“This is a great way for the school to come together and put on something for the community,” he said.
Leigh Baltazar, DHS’ staff development coordinator, is also helping to plan the event.
“When the Destrehan Leadership Team met this summer to work on our school improvement plan for this upcoming school year, we felt that getting back into the community should be a huge part of it,” McGovern said. “For the last two years between COVID and Ida there have been limited opportunities for our students, faculty and staff to give back to the community. One of the events that was successful last year was our trunk or treat, so we decided to not only make it an annual event but to expand and make the event as big as possible.”
McGovern said that as educators, he and his coworkers feel like a key component of their jobs is to give back to families in the community.
“This event will give not only our student body, but also our faculty and staff, an opportunity to interact with students who will one day be walking in their footsteps as they become high school students,” McGovern said. “If we as a school can establish these relationships within the community, the success that we have will continue to rise.”