Summit students, their families, members of the community, and District faculty joined together to compete in and support 'Spike for a Cure', a fundraising volleyball tournament held at Summit High School which raised more than $3,500 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The event was conceived by Rachel Killeen and Laura Burr as a way to honor Sylvie, a Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School student fighting and winning her battle against Hodgkins Lymphoma.
After the Star Spangled Banner was sung by Hilltopper Catherine Hassert, 16 teams took to the court, vying for prizes donated by local businesses in the round-robin tournament. Brayton Physical Education teacher Paul Fessock served as deejay, while the Summit Police (SPD) and Fire Departments each arrived with sirens blaring, lights flashing, and a surprise ride for Sylvie and her family in the SPD D.A.R.E. Mobile.
The fifth grade tournament was won by Franklin’s 'Fake Yeezys', the middle school crown by 'Team Eh', and 'The Average Joes' were the champs of the adult bracket.
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