Photography by Caroline Bumgarner

This was the first time East celebrated “Mole Day”, a day in honor of the scientist Avogadro’s number 6.02 x10^23, the number of particles in one mole of a substance, as a whole school.

On Monday Oct. 23 from 6:02am to 6:02pm, students were surprised with the sight of bright balloons, posters, teachers in mole costumes and festive backgrounds to take pictures in front of. East chemistry teacher Elizabeth Gosky was excited to bring this idea to the school.

“The chemistry team consisting of myself, John Severns, John Mason, Greg Mahlerwien, Rachael Curtis and Craig Gleason have each celebrated mole day our own ways in our classroom, in the past,” Gosky said. “But we decided this year to bring awareness to chemistry and plan a fun school wide event.”

Mole Day 2017 Chemistry Class Lakota East Photography by Caroline Bumgarner Molar Eclipse

The bridge featured a hand painted sign in celebration of Avogadro’s number, 6.02 x10^23 and the cartoon mole.