Eagles pink out the town


The annual Pink Out game was held Friday against Corsicana. The drill team and National Honors Society members raised over $13,000 for the Ross Breast Center by selling Pink Out shirts.

“Selling pink out shirts is a great way to raise awareness as well money for breast cancer,” NHS treasurer Ryleigh Rand said. “I think it is pretty cool to see high schools get involved and support such a worthy cause.”

Many students also showed their support by wearing pink gear. The football team and cheerleaders wore pink socks, the volleyball team wore pink ribbons, and the drill team wore Pink Out shirts and used pink poms in their performance.

     “We wore pink out as a whole team one game to support the daily fight people have against breast cancer,” senior football player Brandon Price said. “It’s important to bring awareness to everyone the impact it has on people’s lives everyday.”

Girls of all ages performed at halftime with the drill team as a part of the Dancing with the Stars program. The dance was a tribute to those who have battled or are battling breast cancer, and the girls spelled out “I CAN” and made a pink ribbon with their poms at the end of the dance.

“Dancing with the little kids was a great experience for us and them,” senior Star Stepper Kaitlyn Miller said. “It was great seeing the smiles on all their faces when we learned the dance and when we performed during halftime. This is a really amazing charity we do to raise money for breast cancer, and it’s a perfect way to do it.”