Breast Cancer Gets Spiked
On my wedding day, I had a prayer by Frederick Buechner read. It asked God to catch us off guard today with some moment of beauty or grace. Today, as I looked up last night's high school sports results from the Everett Herald (I still keep tabs on the school I came from), I came across this story about Cascade High School.
The Varsity Volleyball squad from Cascade will face off against in-district rival Everett High School. The moment of beauty in the article? Two teams coming together to fight breast cancer. The match "will prominently feature the color pink, which the Komen foundation uses to bring attention to its cause. The teams plan to use pink-and-white volleyballs, wear pink uniforms and sell pink T-shirts for $10. For each shirt sold, $7 goes to the Komen Foundation."
Now, I will admit to bias in my reporting of this story. I taught at Cascade High School for four years before moving this summer to my native Connecticut. But I will say that if you are ever wondering where all of the selfless considerate young people are, stop in at Cascade High School during their annual food drive.
The two Cascade players mentioned are truly amazing young people--the type of people that great schools need if they want to stay great.
I have used this blog to explore educational issues, to define my love for teaching, and to vent my frustrations. But there is no post more worthy of a wide range of readership than this one. So, if you would, please share this article with anyone wondering what is happening to the young people in public schools today.
Oh yeah, Go Bruins!