In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Summit Charter School’s middle school student council instituted a “Pink Out” day on Friday, October 26. Students and faculty dressed in pink, each class created a poster and the student council made pink ribbons for every student.
Summit seventh grader and student council member Catelynn Couch said it is important to spread awareness of breast cancer.
“Breast cancer is hard to deal with and it is important to help explain that,” said Couch. “We had every grade make a poster for breast cancer awareness. My mom’s mom had breast cancer and I never got to meet her, so it has always been with me.”
Billy Leonard, interim director of Summit, added, “We are incredibly grateful to our middle school student leaders and their teacher advisor, Mr. Loyd, for all the planning and love that went into making Pink Out happen. The students led this important effort from idea to execution and it was inspiring to witness.”