BY MACKENZIE WYATT
Truman high school students, staff, and community recently participated in Relay for Life. This is an event where students form teams, and in order to participate each member on the team must raise 100$ worth of donations. Groups get together to do and sell different things for the fundraiser. All the proceeds go towards finding a cure for cancer.
The event was held from 5 p.m. on Saturday April 8th to Sunday at 5 a.m. the next morning. Through the night there was a series of different things students could participate in.These groups came up with a variety of events ranging from paying to lock a friend in jail to jousting to buying pasta.
The event was also open to non-team members, but they could only stay until 11pm. There was a survivor dinner and a luminaria ceremony and much more. One person on each team was required to be walking in the gym at all times throughout the night. As far as everything goes relay for life was successful and the school ended up raising $37,000. Other schools such as Chrisman and Fort Osage also participated in the event and helped raise money.
Despite all of the positive news, there’s still some things students would like to see changed in the upcoming years.
“Next year I think we should promote it throughout the school rather than just stuco so we can get more people involved and also the schedule timing was all messed up this year and last year so I think that’s something they need to work on,” Victoria Xayaphet said.
The student body is looking forward to future relays and enjoy raising money for a good cause.