Up All Night for Relay for Life

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Ms. Ardner

Twelve hours of constant fun and games were all that students had in mind on Friday, mentally preparing themselves for the marathon event Relay for Life.

The American Cancer Society sponsors Relay for Life at Florida Atlantic University. Students from various teams, sororities and fraternities from FAU and Lynn University, as well as NHS, NAHS, and Vis-Tech club from Santaluces, came together to participate in different activities from 7 p.m. on Friday to 7 a.m. on Saturday.

“It was the largest Relay for Life we’ve attended,” said Ms. Ardner, one of the teachers who went with National Art Honor Society. “It’s nice to see so many people together for a common cause.”

Participants did trivia games, musical chairs, and even tug of war; one of the crowning moments of the night was Mr. and Miss Relay for Life – a prank from the host of the night where men donned in dresses and wigs and girls crossdressed as they performed for a friend at FAU.

As the sun rose and Relay for Life came to a close, students became zombies as they made their way home from their all-nighter of constant partying.

“Relay was a fun opportunity to work with others for one common goal,” said Kayelee Shimkoski, president of NAHS. “It’s every satisfying at the end of the event to know you’ve spent the last twelve hours with these people to do something so helpful and have fun while doing it.”