Standing for a Cure

For many, Leukemia is a very familiar word, more so for few. As the world continues to grow, cancer continues to be suppressed, but people are still affected

Junior Anna Moeller struggles to catch another volleyball in addition to her first one. Anna helped the Junior Varsity girls warmup for their challenge against Forest Park on October third. Anna is currently on the Varsity volleyball team.
Junior Anna Moeller struggles to catch another volleyball in addition to her first one. Anna helped the Junior Varsity girls warmup for their challenge against Forest Park on October third. Anna is currently on the Varsity volleyball team.

worldwide. On Monday, October 3rd The Volleyball teams organized a Leukemia night where they proudly wore white and the libero was adorned in a gray shirt. All girls had an orange ribbon strewn across their chests and strung in their hair. Forest Park, the opposing team were mirror images of the Jasper girls. Forest Park girls wore gray, their libero white with orange ribbons on their chests as well as their hair.

Jocelynn Morrow, Junior, focuses on painting a pumpkin to raise money for the fight against leukemia. Jocelynn had come up with a cute way to catch a donor's attention. The proceeds will go to charities to find a cure for Leukemia.
Jocelynn Morrow, Junior, focuses on painting a pumpkin to raise money for the fight against leukemia. Jocelynn had come up with a cute way to catch a donor’s attention. The proceeds will go to charities to find a cure for Leukemia.

To prepare for the night the girls painted pumpkins for people to bid on. The girls gathered in the community room to make their pumpkins stand out the most and attract donors. Each girl’s pumpkin was unique and uncarved to avoid rotting. “The paint made it much less messy and actually a bit more fun. My hands didn’t get as tired as they would’ve if I had carved it,” Jocelynn Morrow, Junior, says with a laugh.  The highest bidder would get to take the pumpkin home, and their money would be sent away to charity. Many of the pumpkins had different personalities, one even poised with a tiara and glitter.

Right before the Varsity girls played, Justin Rottet made it to the middle of the floor with Riley Sample to serenade the

Riley Sample, Sophomore, and Justin Rottet, Senior, sing a duet during the Volleyball Leukemia night on October third. The duet sang one somber song together that had the crowd in tears. Their voices mix together perfectly to create goosebumps upon one's skin.
Justin Rottet, Senior, sang a duet with Riley Sample, Sophomore, during the Volleyball Leukemia night on October third. He also bravely stepped onto the court alone to sing a solo. The duet sang one somber song together that had the crowd in tears. Justin alone sang two that were very powerful and raised goosebumps with his emotional voice.

many people who showed up. All of the volleyball players, including Forest Park gathered around the duet to hold hands and appreciate what they have. In the middle of the circle were parents, grandparents, children, and citizens adorning a “Survivor” or an “in memory of” red card around their necks to represent themselves or somebody they know that had been through the Leukemia hell. It was important for everybody to feel appreciative for what they have or what they have gone through.

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