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
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.
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
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.