Relay for Life
Alumni Interviews--Where Are They Now?
Centralia Relay For Life goes to Dallas, Texas
October 19, 2012By Danielle Bennett of Centralia High School Activities
On September 27, 2012, Mrs. Dickerson, the counselor at Centralia High School, and Sierra Whitehead, a senior at Centralia High School, went to the High Plains Leadership Relay for Life in Dallas, Texas. They went to the conference to learn how to make this year's Relay for Life even more successful than last year's. At the conference, the Centralia Relay for Life 2012 team won a 5-star award, meaning that team exceeded many expectations established for a Relay for Life event. The Centralia team won the Rookie of the Year award, meaning that our team raised the most money out of all the high schools and colleges for that year.
When Sierra was asked what she took from this experience, she said, “It really made me realize that cancer can happen to anybody, and that we can make money by doing things that are much simpler than what the people who are fighting it [cancer] have to do and that there’s no reason that we shouldn’t be trying to fight it.”
All in all, it wasn’t about the awards that made the trip so special, it was about learning new ways to raise money to help a good cause and learning how to make the event even better.