Relay for Life Royal Palm Beach returned to Royal Palm Beach High School in 2012 and saw the formation of 10 teams from the school — a quarter of the entire event’s teams.
Students from the National Honor Society, DECA, FBLA, World Languages, Cheerleading and Student Council were among those who made the time and effort to raise much-needed funds for the American Cancer Society. Student teams were chaperoned by teacher/advisors.
“Our students participate in numerous fundraising activities throughout the school year,” Principal Jesus Armas said. “They care about the world they live in and we never have any trouble getting participation.”
RPB Relay for Life Chair Rob Hill was inspired by the students’ participation last year.
“It was thrilling to see so many young people from all our village schools make such an important contribution to the world by embracing last year’s relay,” he said. “We have just as many school teams signed up as last year already, and it wouldn’t surprise me if we ended up having even more this time! Leadership is hard to teach other than by example. Jesus and his staff were inspiring examples to their students at last year’s relay by being on site the whole time, working just as hard as any relayers to raise money to find a cure for cancer and [having] fun while doing it. Relay is all about bringing a community together to work toward a common goal, and Jesus is committed to making Royal Palm Beach High School a focal point of our village.”
The 2013 Royal Palm Beach Relay for Life will take place Saturday, April 6 from 3 p.m. to Sunday, April 7 at 7 a.m. at RPBHS. The public is welcome.
For more information, contact the American Cancer Society’s Jenna Gillespie at (561) 650-0128.
Above: Principal Jesus Armas (left) leads students around the track at last year’s relay.