Early Voters ‘Thrilled’ by Students from HSPVA, Lamar

Houstonians voting early at the Metropolitan Multi-Services Center got a special treat this Halloween as students from HSPVA dressed up as zombies and performed a spectacular “Thriller” flash mob to entertain those waiting in line.

“I just caught the end of the flash mob, and I wasn’t expecting it,” said Catherine Yuksek, who came out to early vote at the West Gray polling location. “I thought it was a welcome addition to the process of voting.”

Joining the dancing zombies were 100 or so of their HSPVA classmates who lined the streets along West Gray holding “Zombies Finish the Ballot” posters. Lamar cheerleaders, also dressed up as zombies, handed out “Zombies Vote Early” stickers to those leaving the polling location.

“I feel like since it’s Halloween, people walking down the street looking like zombies — it’s strange and will get people to vote early,” said HSPVA 10th-grader Sophie North, who noted that it was the students’ mission to raise awareness about early voting and finishing the ballot.

Both Lamar and HSPVA are included in HISD’s bond proposal which would rebuild and renovate 38 schools across the district. The $1.89 billion proposal is at the very end of the ballot.

Editor’s note: Check back here for a video of the flash mob. You can see a short clip on Facebook here.