ELLINWOOD —During Homecoming Week this year at Ellinwood High School, the student council decided to change things up. Instead of the typical red and blue adorning the hallways, things looked a bit pink. Pink for Breast Cancer, that is.
After attending a StuCo Conference earlier in the year, the group decided that it may be good to try to get the community more involved in the Homecoming game, along with supporting a good cause. StuCo members decided to host a "Pink-Out" for the Feb. 11 game versus Hoisington. Student Council sold pink t-shirts, which included sponsors’ names on the back, to wear for that evening. Additionally, the group sold baked goods at the game. The combined total raised for the night was $1,000.
The cause was met with plenty of support and excitement from both the students and community members.
Student Council President Michelle Klepper said, "I am very proud of everyone who wore pink that night. It was great to see all the people come together for such a good cause."
It was decided that the money raised would stay local, to help any Ellinwood cancer patients with their treatments. The Ellinwood Ladies Auxiliary worked with StuCo to find the most appropriate area that the proceeds would benefit. StuCo sponsor, Bill Maddy, along with Michelle Klepper and Reba Thomas presented the check from all the proceeds to Auxiliary members Jane Fertig and Aletha Budig. EHS StuCo would like to thank everyone who helped support our local cause.