Southeastern Regional Students Raise Money for the Class of 2012 and the Breast Cancer Foundation during School Spirit Week
Southeastern Regional’s Cheerleading squad and their Varsity Coach Lisa Maiden – a former SRVTHS student herself - have been coming up with the themes and ideas for Spirit Week for the past 15 years. This year’s October 22-26 celebration continued the tradition by raising school spirit, funding for the Class of 2013, and the goal of making a $5,000 donation to the year’s chosen charity, the Breast Cancer Foundation.
Each day students and staff enjoyed a different theme. Beginning the week’s festivities on Monday’s “Sports Day” the Southeastern family donned their favorite team jerseys or clothing; “Tackey Day” Tuesday dress was funny, colorful and unmatched; “Twin Day” Wednesday left all seeing double, triple or quadruple as friends dressed alike; Grass skirts, leis, straw hats and Hawaiian shirts were the scene on Thursday’s “Hawaiian Day”.
Enjoying Wednesday’s Twin day were Christine Wahl of Stoughton and Haley Burbank of Brockton. “People noticed us all morning, saying ‘they’re twins’”, noted Christine. “We noticed a few weeks ago we had the same sweater and decided to go as twins. It gets you prepared for homecoming”, Haley added.
All week students had the opportunity to purchase a $1 Spirit Chain link as part of a fundraising and fun-raising challenge for the class with the longest chain, won by the Class of 2013. Cash winnings were divided between the class account and the Breast Cancer Foundation. On display in the cafeteria were student created banners representing the Freshman, Sophomore, Junior and Senior classes.
The week culminated with “School Spirit Day” on Friday, as students wore school colors of blue, white and red, along with the school’s Hawk gear while preparing for the Southeastern Regional Vocational Tech Hawks and Bristol-Plymouth Regional Voc Tech Craftsmen football game where seniors Mariana Pereira of East Bridgewater and Demetrious Fontes Semedo of Brockton were crowned as Homecoming Queen and King.
Proceeds from admission combined with the previous game amounted to an additional $400 donation to the Breast Cancer Foundation. Pink balloons were sold, signed and released in awareness of those battling breast cancer, survivors, and those who were lost to this disease. A bake sale, stickers, temporary tatoos, bracelets and lollipops were also sold at the gate with proceeds going to support breast cancer awareness. Added to the $3,500 raised earlier this month by cheerleaders, in conjunction with 75 staff and teachers at the Breast Cancer Walk in Boston, the $5,000 goal should be achieved, or even exceeded.
The week ended with the Friday night Homecoming Dance in the school’s large gym from 7:00-10:00 p.m.
Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical High School is a public 9-12 vocational high school located in Easton, Massachusetts, serving approximately 1,255 students from the city of Brockton and the towns of East Bridgewater, Easton, Foxborough, Mansfield, Norton, Sharon, Stoughton, and West Bridgewater.