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OHS Has Spirit To Fight Against Pediatric Cancer

OSWEGO, NY – Oswego High School “Spirit Week” was much more than a celebration in preparation for the annual homecoming event.

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Honorary captains for the Oswego-Fulton football game included five district students who are battling pediatric cancer or brain tumors. The gathered during the game for a photo with the OHS cheerleading squad.

Junior Class Co-Advisor Tai Jackson said, “Oswego High School students accomplished quite a bit during the week as there was an effort to support the battle against Pediatric Cancer and to provide more awareness to this.”

The culmination of the fundraising effort came on the day of the homecoming football game.

Jackson noted, “We have seven children in the district battling pediatric cancer or having brain tumors. Five of those students were able to attend the football game and were honorary game captains, received Oswego football jerseys  and joined the captains on the field for the coin toss.”

Anyone walking around the annual BucFest celebration saw people of all ages wearing gold ribbons.

With gold ribbons ready for sale the members of the Oswego High School Junior Class were hard at work during the recent BucFest. The effort was successful as taking their turn at the table were Shea Hewitt, Allison Smith, Tara Stacy and Rachael Purtell.
With gold ribbons ready for sale the members of the Oswego High School Junior Class were hard at work during the recent BucFest. The effort was successful as taking their turn at the table were Shea Hewitt, Allison Smith, Tara Stacy and Rachael Purtell.

Jackson noted, “For several weeks my Junior Class officers Allison Smith (President), Meredith Chesare vice president), Kara Weiss (secretary) and Tori Fix (treasurer) along with Tara Stacy made gold ribbons as that is the color of the fight against Pediatric Cancer. These ribbons were sold during lunch periods throughout the week. We also had gold-yellow day as one of the spirit days. We also sold them at the annual powder puff game and open house along with BucFest.”

In an effort to attract attention to the fundraising effort  photos of the seven Oswego City School District students who are currently fighting pediatric cancer or brain tumors were displayed on a huge poster surrounded by gold ribbons.

The effort was a huge success as more than $2,200 was raised for this very worthwhile cause.

Major donations came from the Oswego High School Junior Class, the National Honor Society, the OHS Student Council, the boys’ varsity volleyball team, the OHS Senior Class and the Buc Boosters.

“Spirit Week” at the Oswego High School not only provided a celebration for athletics, but also an opportunity to successfully build awareness about helping others.