The sixth grade students and teachers at Midway Middle School put action to the words “Think Pink” for the month of October.
In celebration of breast cancer awareness, funds were raised to give to a community stakeholder who is battling cancer.
Mrs. Yoko Parker, a math teacher, thought of this endeavor in honor of her sister who passed away and with the support and approval of her principal, Mrs. Debra Frazier, her colleagues and students, the 6th grade raised $500.
They concluded their fundraiser with a program that left students, parents, and teachers in tears.
Jordyn McIver-Green, whose grandmother was in attendance as an honored guest, shared an essay written in Mrs. Marsha Simmons’ language arts class about the best day of her life; the day her grandmother found out her cancer was in remission.
Other students spoke about why they gave to this cause.
The recipient, Mrs. Ramona Brown, perhaps the most riveting of the speakers, told of her struggle on her “road to remission” but the best news was that earlier in the week, she found out that her cancer was gone.
The room erupted in applause and eyes overflowed with emotion around the room.
This was a reminder that our school is not only here to educate, but it is also our duty to actively give of our time, and even our money, and to serve our community.