Monday, March 5, 2012

Relay for Life

Goza Greats Raising Money for Relay for Life
by Nicole McPhate

Students at Goza Middle School are doing much more than attending classes and enjoying lunch. They are aiding their teachers in giving back to the community through the Clark County Relay for Life, which will be held on April 20th, 6:00 p.m. at Badger Stadium. The Goza Greats are a Relay for Life team headed up by seventh-grade teachers Kaki Forthman and Kelly Rogers. They have set a goal of $2,500 to be raised for the American Cancer Society.

During the month of February, the students were given many chances to help their teachers raise money. First, the eighth-graders nominated classmates to run for King and Queen of the winter dance. The students were able to vote for their fellow classmates by placing spare change in the candidates’ jars. Kirby Smith and Katy Dickerson were crowned King and Queen. During the winter dance, there were concessions, pictures and a Wii Just Dance competition. All of the money from the voting and concessions went towards the teachers’ goal. Next, Love Grams were sold at lunch. Students were able to send a Love Gram to another student, and they could personalize it by picking a tag and writing a note. On Valentine’s Day, the tags were attached to bags of chocolates and delivered towards the end of the day. And there are several more events planned for the month of April.

The Goza team has raised $1,380 so far. There are several options to help them reach their goal, if you’re interested:
• Make a cash donation.
• Sponsor their team - Business owners make a $100 donation payable to American      Cancer Society and they will list your name on the back of the Goza team shirt.
• Purchase a Hog Wild for a Cure shirt.
• Purchase a luminary in honor or memory of someone. These are $10 each and will be           placed at Relay for Life.

For more information or any questions you can contact Kaki Forthman at Goza at (870)246-4291. And for more information about Relay for Life you can visit their website:

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