Northeast High Raises Awareness for Various Causes at Football Game | Community Spirit
In an effort to raise awareness and show support for various causes, Northeast High School encouraged students, staff and guests to wear purple to the school's football game against Lamar on Friday, October 4. Wearing purple to the event was meant to help raise awareness for such causes as domestic violence, Lupus, Alzheimer’s, and various forms of cancer.
Purple Awareness Night was a collaborative effort between the Violence Intervention and Prevention (VIP) Center, Northeast High School’s Athletic Department and cheerleaders, the Raiders Band, the Senior Class of 2014, the Northeast High student body, and other community supporters.
T-shirts were available for purchase to wear to the event. The group with the most supporters wearing the school's purple T-shirts received special recognition during the game.
"This effort was a heart-felt collaboration between a group that I love and support and a school that I have grown to love and support. Domestic violence, Lupus, cancer and Alzheimer's disease are no laughing matter and all that can be done to eradicate them are necessary," said organizer and Assistant Cheerleading Coach TaQuila Thomas.