SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – The Scotch Plains–Fanwood High School SMAC (Student Movement Against Cancer) Executive Board was honored with a proclamination for their participation in Relay of Life of Scotch Plains at the Town Council Meeting on Tuesday evening. The group rose over $137,449 and was recognized for their leadership skills, organization, teamwork, and diligence.
SMAC "Relay for Life" began in 2001 at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School and has continued to raise donations to help support the fight against cancer. They also have earned awards at the Youth Event in the Eastern Division Relay Conferences.
The SMAC Executive Board's participants were Christie Leist, Olivia Nelson, Kelly O'Leary, Kayla Brady, Victoria Karakis, Justine Valdes, Jojo Uriate, Jordan Bernstein, Jamie Rauch, Kayla Giordanella, Jesse Ozdamar, Alex Ozdamar, Tracy Katz, Liz Nardone, Julia Lavelle, Ally O'Hara, Amanda Mach, Sam Brause, Kayla Spector, and Chris Stone. The team's advisors were Ryan McKenna and Liz Coleman.
"We are so proud of the students at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School for their participation in the event, "said Councilman Lou Beckerman."They helped honor cancer survivors and raise new awareness of the disease so that a progressive step can be made toward a cure".