CHALLENGE FOR A CAUSE: NHS sponsors powder puff to benefit cancer patients

DEFENSIVE MOVE– Senior Katy Beth Lashaway makes a grab for the flag of junior Andrea Neufeld during the powder puff match up on Oct. 17. The event was sponsored by the National Honor Society to fund chemotherapy care packages for cancer patients.

Alayna Amen and Moises Ybaben Burciaga (BEAT staff)

The gauntlet had been dropped and the challenge had begun but all for a good cause as the National Honor Society hosted its fifth powder puff charity event.

  “The little things are what count,” NHS sponsor Katie Stone said. “I have a student with a sister going through chemo, she said her sister greatly appreciates what NHS does.” 

  The approximately $2,500 raised through the event will fund chemotherapy care packages for cancer patients. 

  “We want to impact people’s lives,” senior NHS Vice President Kassey Gallardo said. “We also want to enlighten and involve our community.” 

  Seniors and underclassmen spent weeks practicing for the showdown.  

  “Preparing for the game was tricky,” senior quarterback Kailee Friesen said. “My offense worked really well. I don’t work well under pressure, but my girls did everything they could to assure there was no rushing and that they were open at all times.”

  The underclassmen put up a fight but fell to the seniors 21-12. 

   “Our main focus was just to do a lot of fakes and try to gain as many yards as possible,” junior Mady Carter said.