A Terry Fox banner is waved by students. In front, left-right, are McKenzie Patenaude-Richard [kindergarten], Joseph Belesky (kindergarten), and Angelica Sutherland [Grade 1]). In the back row, left-right, are Jaylee Halcrow [Grade 7], Zale Zabolotniuk [Grade 11], Corey Isaac [Grade 8] and Lynaya Whalen [Grade 9].
High Prairie schools participated in the Terry Fox National School Run Day on Sept. 29 to raise funds to fight cancer. Students from High Prairie Elementary School, Prairie River Junior High School and E.W. Pratt High School walked and ran along the trails of Jaycee Park on Oct. 6 in the second year the three schools joined for the event. Combined, $1,372 was raised, says PRJH teacher Kelly Carlson, one of the co-ordinators. HPE raised $522, PRJH collected $510, and Pratt chipped in $340. Junior high students wore yellow ribbons in honour of Grade 8 student Josh Halverson who has the same cancer that Terry Fox did. Osteosarcoma is a form of cancer that often starts near the knees. Last year, the three schools raised $1,490.
Students, parents and teachers all joined in the walk in the Terry Fox National School Run Day. In front, left-right, are Lennox Alook [PRJH] and Diesel Willier [HPE]. In the back, left-right, are Liam Bilyk [HPE], Matthew Dumont [PRJH], and Max Janzen [HPE].