New semesters at RBHS are seen as new beginnings. They are also a time, however, for students to reflect on previous milestones and obstacles. The new year brings all kinds of changes, for freshmen and seniors alike. A tradition that will always remain, however, is Student Council’s annual Hotchocolooza. The event takes place on the first Friday after winter break and invites all students to grab a warm cup of hot chocolate as they enter the bitter January air.
For junior Jamie Crites, the event is a wonderful introduction to the new year and adds excitement to the Friday afternoon.
“I think it is a good thing to have, especially right after school,” Crites said. “It adds a warm feeling to the semester, not just because of the hot chocolate, but I think it’s a good addition to the second semester and a good start.”
Senior Madison Hopper, a Student Council member, believes the event shows Student Council’s ability to work together and create enjoyable traditions.
“Hotchocolooza has been around for many years. I have been managing it for four years and this is our best year yet, so I’m pretty excited about that,” Hopper said.