On Sept. 19, the Tompkins Enrichment and Academic Mentoring program hosted the 2nd annual Tompkins Carnival.
Approximately 400 students and parents attended the event this year.
Students from Steve Hansen's THEMA classes at Tehachapi High -- Jessy Berman, Casey House, Garrett Marsh, Trevor Marsh, Isac Urbina, Zachary Wilkes, Wyatt Jorgensen, Daniel Bilger, Andrew Horn and Sarah Forbes -- were there.
The Interact Club was represented by Chris Kirk, Denise Bui, Rebecca Kirk, Sara Stickney, Sara Goblet and Estephan Flores.
Monroe High School students and parents volunteered to assist at the carnival, as well as staff from Tompkins and the district office.
Fourth grade teacher Garry Parrott was the star attraction in the "Throw a Pie at Mr. Parrott" booth.
"These kinds of events showcase the giving spirit of this community," said Shirden Prince, Tompkins principal. "I am so proud of this program, our teachers, parents and this community for coming out to support T.E.A.M."
T.E.A.M coordinator Jana Walker and Title I reading teacher at Tompkins, cheered the success of this year's carnival.
"We will do this again, bigger and better next year." Walker said.