Last week our school celebrated red ribbon week, a week to celebrate and spread awareness about being drug free. The National Honors Society sponsored the events throughout the week. On the first day of red ribbon week, the NHS passed out red wrist bands that said, "I pledge to be, DRUG FREE!" Students were challenged to wear these all week to help promote drug awareness. Red streamers, red balloons, red ribbons, and red ties could be found in the commons, on all the door handles of the school, on cars in the parking lot, etc.
Spanish Fork had a fantastic turn out for this year's blood drive. If you didn't go yourself, it is likely you saw someone with a bandaged arm roaming the school with a smile on their face. While sitting with a needle in your arm, did any of you wonder why you were doing this? Giving blood not only feels good, it has the possibility to save multiple lives. Did you know that the blood you donate in a one hour time span can be separated into four life saving components? Blood is also in great need all around the country.
On Thursday October 10 the Lady Dons volleyball team played North San Pete hawks, in a breast cancer awareness game. The lady dons wore pink bows in their hair while playing and on their right foot they had a pink shoe lace. The game was started with a dedicatory song for all those that are struggling with breast cancer, have fought the battle of cancer and those that have lost loved ones to breast cancer sung by Bridget Ausiata. Much of the student body came dressed in pink, supporting Breast cancer awareness month. And to cheer on the lady dons as they faced the lady Hawks.
Spanish Fork High is sponsoring a 5k/Fun Run for Jacob this coming Saturday. A few days ago we received a flyer on our door for this event. It reads:
"Come join us for a good time to help raise money for Jacob Woodward, a 5-year old boy that was recently diagnosed with Leukemia.
"WHERE: Spanish Fork High School (99 North 300 West, Spanish Fork, Utah, 84660)
"WHEN: October 29, 2011 @ 8:00 am
"COST: Preregistration ~ $15. Registration Day of ~ $20
Stage. Set. Shakespeare! On October 7th through the 9th you may have noticed someone (or many) missing in your math class. It was the SFHS Shakespeare Team. Students made the long, exiting, and loud bus ride to Southern Utah University to compete in several events revolving around Shakespeare. Marty Sperry, 11th grader at SFHS, said of the occasion, "Unity is no small word for this team. We celebrate together, party together, and support each other. Much like a family, we've got each other's backs.