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“Pink Day” at Granada High School

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Granada Cheerleaders – L to R: Destiny Vega, Haven Quintana, Kylee Holden, Shelby Holden, Tarin Kemp, Valeria Aguirre, Marienette Vargas

Granada High School recently held a “Pink Day” on Friday, October 14th, organized by the Student Council.  The events were kicked off by students and faculty wearing pink on Wednesday to recognize the many people in the local community that have battled cancer.

Friday’s activities included a “Pink Volleyball Game” with rivals Holly Wildcats and Granada Bobcats facing each other on the court.  The gym was filled with fans from both sides: the roar of the crowd was deafening at times.  Holly lady cats ended the game in three matches.  A variety of cakes and goodies were raffled at the game by the Student Council to raise funds for the Cancer Initiative of Prowers County.  The action then moved outside to the playing field where Granada again challenged Holly to a fierce battle with the football.  Granada’s cheerleaders added to the festivities by donning pink uniforms for the evening.   The back and forth battle was nail-biting as Holly closed the gap the second half of play.  Granada boys reigned victorious over Holly at the end of the evening with a score of  Granada 20 and Holly 12.

The royalty for the evening were the many cancer survivors of the area and also those that have lost the battle to the far-reaching disease.

Granada will celebrate another “Pink Game” this winter during basketball season.

By Sheryl Holden & Photo by Tonya Kemp

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