Students, staff take part in pumpkin contest

Joan Chandra, MS 4, and Harris Choudhry, MS 4, show off the first prize trophy on Oct. 31 after their Green 8 docent team won this year's School of Medicine Pumpkin Carving Contest.
Joan Chandra, MS 4, and Harris Choudhry, MS 4, show off the first prize trophy on Oct. 31 after their Green 8 docent team won this year’s School of Medicine Pumpkin Carving Contest.
Eye Need Your Votes — Green 8's winning student entry
Eye Need Your Votes — Green 8’s winning student entry

The eyes have it.

First place in the School of Medicine’s pumpkin carving contest, that is.

Students from the Green 8 team unveiled this year’s winning entry, a pair of somewhat bloodshot-looking eyeballs crying for support with their name: “Eye Need Your Votes.” School of Medicine staff who cast ballots on the student entries apparently took pity on the pair of eerie orbs over the other seven entries.

At the same time, students cast their winning votes in the staff contest for “School Spirit,” crafted by members of the School’s Office of Student Affairs.

"School Spirit" — Office of Student Affairs' winning staff entry
“School Spirit” — Office of Student Affairs’ winning staff entry

The pumpkin carving contest has become an annual event at the School of Medicine, sponsored by MSAC and the Color Officers. First prize in the student category is a pizza party for the entire color team. Staff winners receive the Gold Stapler and a pumpkin pie.

Student winners:
1st Place: Green 8 “Eye need your votes”
2nd Place: Green 6 “Heisenberg’s Pumpkin”
3rd Place: Year 1 “Scary-go-round”

Staff winners:
1st Place: Student Affairs’ “School Spirit”
2nd Place: Curriculum’s “Viral Vamps”
3rd Place: CME’s “The Hangover”

Other student participants:
EMT’s “Harry Head Injury”
EMT’s “Pumpkin Birth”
Blue 6’s “Nightmare on Holmes Street”
Blue 8’s “Is that my baby”
Green 7’s “Shark Bait”

Other staff participants:
Med Ed Media Center’s “Jack the Roentgen”
Marketing & Communications’ “Mad Husker Fan”
UMKC Police’s “Take a Bite Out of Crime”
Med Ed Support Services/Skills Lab’s “Mess O’ Pumpkins”
Dean’s Office’s “Hall O. Ween, M.D.”

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