An annual tradition, Junk 2 Funk involves more than fifty students working under the direction of art teacher Sally Russell ’83 to turn garbage into madcap glamour—sourcing, designing, and modeling “fashionable” clothing and accessories made entirely of recycled materials like plastic bags, newspapers, bottle caps, paper bags, yogurt containers, chips bags, and any other “trash” they can get their hands on. The project culminates in a high-energy fashion show-style catwalk before a cheering audience.
Traditionally held the Friday before Halloween, students, faculty, staff, and families are encouraged to dress up to attend a joyful celebration that includes:
- a musical parade through the neighborhood
- games, music, and performances
- an afternoon carnival on campus