Stamford High Students Show School Spirit, Raise Cancer Awareness

Editor’s note: This article was written by a Stamford High School student and published in the school’s newspaper, The Round Table. The Stamford Advocate is republishing the article as part of a collaboration with Stamford Public Schools.

STAMFORD — The fifth annual Pink Out game last week promoted school spirit and raised cancer awareness.

The event during the Stamford High football game against St. Joseph at Boyle Stadium raised nearly $10,000 through the sales of T-shirts and sweatshirts. The money will be donated to Gilda’s Club, a community organization that helps those who are battling cancer, their families and friends.

From chanting to singing, the pink-filled student section showed their support for cancer awareness and their football team even though Stamford lost the game.

“I think my favorite part was the kickoff because we were tied at that point and it was really exciting,” senior Everett Dolan said. “Besides that I’m not going to say it’s a letdown, because I had a lot of fun in the stands — but I’m disappointed in my team, not how they’re playing but how they might feel right now.”

Adam Scianna, a math teacher and president of the Athletic Council, said it was a great atmosphere.

“The turnout was amazing even if people didn’t buy T-shirts,” he said. “I saw previous shirts, which was great, and we appreciate whoever buys shirts. I think it’s especially great how much people care and show their support for cancer awareness and hope to see this turnout in the spring fest.”

Principal Ray Manka praised the students’ enthusiasm.

“There’s a good energy here, there are a lot of people and it’s a testament to us recognizing a good cause, and it’s something that I’m certainly very proud of,” Manka said. “We’ve got a sea of pink in front of us — it looks amazing.”

Nikita Kumar is a Stamford High School student and writer for the school’s newspaper, The Round Table.

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