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Mrs. Smith
Coach Mike and Mrs. Smith showing off their cute costumes

With the spooky season coming to a close, here at Shadow Ridge one costume created quite the buzz all around. With the involvement of the student  body and staff, this costume took a team to truly make happen. Track coach, and anatomy/ geoscience

Rapunzel and Flynn (Mrs. Smith)

teacher Mrs. Amber Khulman/Smith and her husband, track coach Mike Smith, dressed up as Rapunzel and Flynn Rider for Halloween. Smith has been a fan of Tangled as long as the movie has been a thing and likes it so much it has weaved its way into her life. 

Tangled has been my favorite movie since it came out and I’ve always felt like “I See the Light” is the perfect love song about people kind of opening their eyes to the love that exists between them and finally realizing that they’re better together,” Smith says.” 

While they weren’t unveiling the costume around trick or treating however trick or treaters loved their costumes.

“The best part was definitely just getting to wear my dream costume after so many years of asking. It was extra special this year because our one year anniversary was Halloween weekend and “I See the Light” was our wedding song. Also, a little girl came trick or treating and she said “You’re Rapunzel!” Coach Mike asked “Who am I??” Her response? “…Rapunzel’s boyfriend,” says Smith. 

While this costume was awesome between them, it wasn’t without thanks to Shadow Ridge track kids. They took initiative and made Smith’s dream become a reality which also brought in involvement from people all around the Mustang student body even making its way to staff and faculty. 

The petition created to persuade Coach Mike (Mrs. Smith )

“Ella Spencer started the petition. Since Coach Mike and I started dating, I’ve been asking to dress up as Rapunzel and Flynn Rider for Halloween. He always wanted to be something different, so that’s what we did. I was telling my pole vault team this at practice one day, and the next morning Ella sends me a link to a petition to get Coach Mike to dress up as Flynn Rider for Halloween,” Smith says.  “Now, anyone who knows Coach Mike knows that he turns everything into a competition. By creating the petition, we essentially threw down the gauntlet and he said he would only wear the costume if it got 1000 signatures. I ended up negotiating him down to 300 and sent it to my track kids, my students, and it kind of just blew up from there. On our one year anniversary, Coach Mike got me a Tangled necklace and said he had ordered it the day Ella started the petition because he knew he was going to lose.”

With the help of the Mustang family, this Halloween was able to be a major success for the Smith’s. 



 

 

 

 



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Karissa is a junior at Shadow Ridge. This is her second year writing for The Lariat. She is excited to take on a bigger role and to write all things Shadow Ridge yet again. In her free time she can be found playing ice hockey as a member of the San Diego Angels Hockey Team. She can also be found at her job at the Las Vegas Ice Center, spending time with her one of a kind friends or in the kitchen cooking and baking. Karissa also enjoys watching TikTok or jamming out to some tunes. Karissa couldn't be more excited to be part of the Lariat family for another year.
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