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Wausaukee School Holds Cancer Awareness Events
Issue Date: October 30, 2013
On Thursday, Oct. 17th, in conjunction with the M&O Conference Cancer Awareness Day, the Wausaukee School District held a series of events to raise local awareness and to show support for area families affected by cancer.
The morning began with a Pink Out the Hallways walk for cancer, as students of all ages, staff members and individuals from the community participated in a half hour walk through the hallways of the Wausaukee Learning Center to promote a healthy lifestyle.
Following lunch, a district wide assembly was held in the high school gym. At the assembly winners of the Penny Wars competition were announced. The student body and staff competed to see who could raise the most money by bringing in pennies and loose change. A total of $1,800 was collected to assist area families in their fights against cancer.
Also, at the assembly, the Ranger Fanatics, a student organization to promote school spirit, formed a human pink ribbon and lead the student body in a bleacher dance. The school day ended with a speech encouraging those in attendance to continue to be advocates of cancer awareness in their everyday lives.
That evening, the Wausaukee High School volleyball team travelled to Lena in their Spike a Cure for Cancer T-Shirts, as they competed in an M&O Conference Triangular meet with Lena and Niagara. The Ranger volleyball program sold a total of 240 Pink T-shirts with all the proceeds going to area cancer stricken families.
Participating in the event were two little girls in front, Celia Oberle and Sicilei Martens; and from left, Avery Bartels, Larissa Rowley, Natalie Schroeder, Becky Tracy, Gina Martens, Patty Kemmerling, Beth Waldeck (partially hidden behind Patty Kemmerling), Kim Marsolek and Katey Ambrose.