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Yavneh Academy was honored again this year to participate in Sharsheret Pink Day on February 14. The day began with a presentation for the sixth and seventh grades by Bonnie Beckoff, director of support services at Sharsheret, who spoke about the mission of Sharsheret and how middle schoolers can get involved. The eighth graders heard an inspirational presentation by Coach Lauren Greene who, as a breast cancer survivor, explained how essential Sharsheret is for the community. Students decorated the school in pink, proudly ran a pink snack sale during lunch and participated in a Sharsheret Pink Day hoopathon. Middle school students had the chance to shoot hoops and use hoola hoops for Sharsheret (with pink basketballs and hula-hoops, of course!), with sponsorships from parents. All money raised will be donated to Sharsheret.

The seventh graders coordinated the hoopathon, based on the inspiration of their unit in Advisory when they learned of the story of a middle schooler who raised millions of dollars for the needy through starting hoopathons, stressing that even teenagers can “change the world.” Congratulations to the sixth grade who won the hoopathon with 3,181 baskets and hula-hoop rotations. And, of course, the YPAA proudly coordinated their yearly Pink Day shirt sale. Yavneh is so proud of the students’ involvement in this important mission of Sharsheret.

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