AHS raise over $7,000 for Relay for Life
Armuchee High groups raise over $7,000 for Relay for Life
Posted on 05/15/2013
This is the image for the news article titled Armuchee High groups raise over $7,000 for Relay for LifeArmuchee High School's National Honor Society, Key Club, and FBLA joined together to participate in Relay for Life and raise $7,046.00 for the American Cancer Society. The event held the last weekend in April raises needed funds for cancer research.

Armuchee team captain Sabrina Price, a teacher at Armuchee High, and 70 students participated in the event. The Armuchee High groups decided to participate in the event because many people within in the Armuchee community, including faculty and students, have been affected by cancer in some way. "Through this event, we are able to help create a better future for our own individual community," said Sabrina Price.The team was called the Armuchee Avengers and the participants carried the theme out at the event by wearing Superman shirts and capes. 

The student groups used a variety of fundraisers to collect donations for the event.  The National Honors Society members sold luminaries in memory of people affected by cancer, students collected change in the car line at school and at different school events, and students held a bake sale at the school for students and faculty. Key Club held an on-site fundraiser the day of the Relay for Life event by making "power bars" to sell throughout the night. 

"Overall, it was a GREAT success," stated Price. "I am so proud of our kids for raising over $7,000, all of which goes directly to the American Cancer Society."  This was the first time Armuchee High has participated in the event.  Price added, "It was a great feeling to see how much of a presence our students had in fundraising and at the event itself."

Photo: Armuchee participants in Relay for Life show HOPE for the future.  Photo by Briana Chastain, AHS Key Club member.

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