Pretty in Purple

“Pink Out recognizes only Breast Cancer. Purple Out reaches all types of cancer. We wanted to recognize everyone that has been affected by cancer.” That’s the mentality Principal James Ayres used when transitioning the annual Pink Out to Purple Out.
This year, Purple Out contributors like senior cheer captain Morgan Libsack hosted several events for funds that would later be donated to the Great Plains Health. “The cheerleaders stayed extremely busy with Purple Out. We sold around 500 shirts, not only to our students, but to the rest of the district and community as well. We kept the tradition of pie in the face alive at the pep rally. Also we sold balloons at the game,” said Libsack. The cheerleaders alone raised $3,000 according to cheer coach, Amy Smith. The Pacers also donated their half of the raffle which totaled $75.
During the football game there was concessions sold, balloons bought and released also dedication cards made by cheerleaders. “At the game we hung them up to honor someone that had cancer or is currently battling it. That way everyone would see them,” said Libsack.
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After the football game student council hosted a dance. The dance was called “Purple Out” and was casual dress. All funds were donated to Great Plains Health. Student Council Treasurer Morgan Lashley said, “I think that Purple Out turned out okay, there wasn’t as many people that showed up as expected. But the dance committee worked really hard to put the dance together and we had a lot of fun.” According to Student Council Director, Kirk Livingston the council raised roughly $900. Libingston said thanks to everyone that helped contribute to a good cause!