South High Girls Volleyball teams raise $2,300 for breast cancer research
The girls volleyball program at Great Neck South High School showed their support for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month by hosting two Dig Pink events in October. Together, the events raised more than $2,300 to help spike out breast cancer.
The Lady Rebels Varsity Volleyball Team held their Dig Pink event on Oct. 7 during a home match against Jericho, and the Junior Varsity Team’s event was on Oct. 12 versus Elmont. Athletes wore special uniforms and decorated the gymnasium in pink to raise awareness for the cause.
In the lobby, students sold individually wrapped food items and collected donations for the Side-Out Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports breast cancer research. The girls volleyball teams at South High are led by varsity coach Nicholas Sepe and junior varsity coach Alexandra Camarda.
South Middle students participate in No Place for Hate kickoff event
On Oct. 6, student representatives at South Middle School participated in a nationwide Anti-Defamation League (ADL) No Place for Hate kickoff event featuring Inaugural poet and activist Amanda Gorman.
During the virtual event, students across the country listened as Ms. Gorman spoke about the importance of being an ally and a change maker. South Middle participants included students who are part of the school’s Adolescent Advocates program, as well as Principal Dr. Gina Cartolano and No Place for Hate faculty advisors Katie Dervin and Kirsten Kuhn. Participating schools received a copy of Ms. Gorman’s newest book, “Change Sings,” as well as activity ideas and discussion starters to extend and inspire positive change.
The ADL No Place for Hate program provides a model for combating bullying, racism, and prejudice. Schools are recognized by the ADL on an annual basis for demonstrating their commitment to celebrating diversity and promoting respect. South Middle, North Middle, and North High schools in the Great Neck Public School District all earned the highest designation as Gold Star No Place for Hate Schools for the 2020– 21 school year.