Seniors experience Fright Fest early


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Seniors Rylee Koenig, Riley Hicks, and Maddie Brutton exit the first house, Slaughterhouse.

About 100 seniors got to experience Six Flags Fright Fest a few days early, thanks to Mr. Ross Bullington.

Bullington was the assistant principal from 2012-2018 but had worked in the Mehlville School DIstrict since 1989. While he was at OHS, he also worked as a security supervisor at Six Flags, a position he still holds. Bullington was able to “work with my counterparts at both locations” in order to bring the seniors to Six Flags. 

“The purpose,” Bullington says, “was to provide Six Flags Safety and Security Departments, Fright Fest character actors, and other Six Flags personnel, the opportunity to practice evacuations, reset/restart the houses, and of course, with the character actors, perfect their best scares and screams!”

On Sept. 24, OHS seniors got to experience these four houses:  Slaughterhouse, Night Terrors, Funhouse, and finally Blind Fury. Each of the houses had a set theme, meant to scare even the unscareable. 

“Most of the houses I’ve been to [outside of Six Flags] aren’t that scary,” Mckenna Brawley (12) said, “but this one was higher up on that list.”  

Fright Fest is open Friday through Sunday until Nov. 3.