Washington High School’s Jordan Scheer Memorial Children’s Relay for Life takes place Friday, April 28, from 4-7:30 p.m., at Scanlan Stadium on the WHS campus.
The event is put together by the WHS student council and leadership class. Proceeds are donated to the Franklin County Relay for Life and benefit the American Cancer Society and cancer awareness.
The theme this year is “Around the World.”
The registration committee designed the name tags to resemble boarding passes. The bags will include a globe/airplane design and decorations will incorporate a global theme. The message is that as a united world, we will conquer the cure for cancer.
This year’s event chairs are seniors Madison Straatmann, Libbie Harrison and Dylan Brocato and juniors Tess Marquart, Lexi Hendricks and Jonathan Amlong.
The relay is named in honor of Jordan Scheer, a WHS graduate who lost his battle to cancer shortly after his graduation in 2005.
Third through sixth grade children from area schools will participate in the event. They must have already registered to attend.
Check-in will be held at 3:30 p.m. on the high school track the day of the event. Activities will run until approximately 7:15 p.m.
Students participating will be bused from their elementary school. There will be high school students that will meet them when they get off the bus to deliver them to their designated school area.
Students can bring some money as there will be booths and food available to purchase.
Pick up time is 7:20 p.m. by the gate at the entrance to the stadium. In the event of rain, students will be inside and can be picked up in front of the gymnasium.