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Photographer: Amy Blalock

Penny Panther wears pink to show that Panther Nation cares during October games.

Proud. Pink. Panthers

Extra curriculars help spread awareness

In October, We wear pink. Why? To raise the awareness in our school community about breast cancer and breast cancer prevention.

SHHS has a variety of extra curricular activities that not only provide entertainment, builds friendships, and allows expression of creativity. But, these groups also help to build community by participating in various campaigns to help Panthers thrive.

October is one such event. The Flag and Twirl lines, Cheerleaders and Pacesetters all join together to make October a special time to honor those affected by Breast Cancer and to promote awareness and prevention measures. To draw attention to this monumental cause, the performers have added special routines and costumes reserved especially for October.

“ The flags will be showing their support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month by wearing pink bows and performing with pink flags,” sophomore Rylie Mars said.

For this weeks Friday night’s football game against Gilmer, the twirlers and flags are doing a routine to the pop-tune “Land of 1000 Dances “ with an addition of the pink flags.

“Breast Cancer is a very important subject to me,” freshman Claire Iltis said. “So I am so excited to show my support this month.”

SH Varsity Cheer wil join in the campaign by adding words like “Fight Cancer Fight” in place of the traditional “Panther” cheers.

“I love being able to help spread more awareness out there about Breast Cancer!” sophomore Abbie Gilbert said.

Cheer will also wear pink ribbons and use pink poms. Additionally, the Pacesetters will not be left behind on this cause. They will also use bright pink pom-poms and put pink bands on their hats.

“Breast Cancer is a HUGE part of my family,” junior Macy Reavis said. “ So I love to show my support all throughout this month!”

Rylie Mars supports raising awareness by raising her flag during October pep rallies last year. (Photographer: Amy Blalock)

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