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CAMS celebrates “pink” in raising $1,775 for Relay for Life

posted May 24, 2013, 4:14 PM by bcps web   [ updated May 24, 2013, 4:14 PM ]

On Friday morning May 24, the Central Academy Middle School student body wore pink. An assembly took place soon after the opening bell in the school Forum so the challenge of Pink and the  exceeded goal could come to fruition. The final level of pink hair  had  assistant Principal Dan Pendleton and Principal Tim McClung getting sprayed pink hair for the day. Pendleton even put pink in his mustache! McClung remarked, ” It’s all for a good cause and the kids have done a great job.” Others who received the pink were Sammi King, Jane Wolfe, Denise Sprinkle, Mark Woodie and Andy Bell.

Central Academy Middle School raised $1,775 for Relay for Life exceeding the set goal by $275. At each level of fundraising a teacher or staff member and even some Journey students dyed their hair pink. Sponsors were Substitute Cheryl Campbell and teachers Ashley Theimer and Lisa Moyer. All teachers who dyed pink during the fundraiser were recognized. Said Olivia Simmons ‘Everyone has been touched by someone who has cancer.”

Last Friday night May 17, the CAMS team participated in the Botetourt Relay for Life at Buchanan Carnival grounds.

There are 11 Journey students in the 8th grade gifted students group. They came up with the idea to raise awareness with pink a color identifying breast cancer and to have hair dye as part of goals reached during the fundraising campaign. The students partnered with the  BTEC Cosmetology class and along with teachers and with parental permission, some had real pink dye put into their locks.

Mrs. Denise Sprinkle’s first period class raised the most money and received a Bojangles breakfast for their efforts.

The Journey Students are Olivia Simmons, Matt Caldwell, Ben Johnson, Jenna Acheson, Phoenix O’Neil, Trystan Lowdermilk, Jolei Martin, Blair Grim, Riley Marshall, Megan Walton,and Mikayla Peterson.

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