NHHS holds pep rally, Relay walk to fight cancer
Blue Ridge Now - almost 5 years
North Henderson High students dropped golf balls from a helicopter, threw water balloons and listened to a cancer survivor's story Thursday at a pep rally as they continued the school's tradition of helping to fight cancer.
The pep rally served as both a fundraiser and a fun way to kick off tonight's student and staff Relay For Life walk at the North stadium, which is open to the public. For four years, students have raised money for Henderson County Relay For Life, becoming the largest high school Relay in Western North Carolina.
At the pep rally, students heard from cancer survivor Gary Massey, who previously worked at the school. They also witnessed as golf balls were dropped from a helicopter flown by former NASCAR driver Andy Petree as a fundraiser.
Principal Frank Edney said they hoped to raise between $10,000 to $15,000 for Relay and the American Cancer Society.
"In good economic times and bad economic times, our kids still find a way to contribute," he said.
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