“Real Knights Wear PINK”

Here is a wonderful example of students making a difference.  The article and photo were submitted by Mrs. Clark, Business & Marketing teacher/DECA Advisor from Grand Forks Central High School.  Thank you for sharing Mrs. Clark!

Grand Forks Central High School Students and Staff wearing Pink on Pink Out Day

Central High School Making a Difference

In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Central DECA Chapter, made up of marketing students, has gone above and beyond. They developed activities to raise awareness and money to for the American Cancer Association.

It started with a couple of marketing students talking about their experience with others who had cancer. After that, the Chapter took off with ideas to build a Breast Cancer Awareness project. The Chapter kicked off the project by selling bracelets and filling a wall with pink ribbons. Each pink ribbon represented someone who had cancer and people shared their stories of faith hope, and love. In preparation for PINK OUT day, 270 T-shirts were sold to students and staff with the logo; “Real Knights Wear PINK”.

PINK OUT day was held on October 27, with over 250 students and staff wearing the pink T-shirts. During the day, tickets were being sold for a chance to win one of the 14 Raffle Baskets. Drawing for the baskets took place at the volleyball game that night, with the winners announced at the game. The prizes were donated by local businesses and organizations.

Donating over $1,300 to the American Cancer Society, the Central DECA chapter was proud of their efforts!  We want to send out a big thank you to all the staff and students who participated in PINK OUT activities.