As the school year comes to an end, OVS is taking part in one last community service effort. Relay for Life of the Ojai Valley is less than a month away. The event will take place on May 31, and the campus is abuzz with fundraising efforts.
OVS has many cancer survivors amongst it’s faculty and within the families of the students. Last year, the school broke records and raised about $10,000, putting OVS in third place for amount of money raised. For a school or near about 100 students, this is a remarkable achievement.
So far this year, we have exceeded our goal of $1000 by $700. the students continue to join the effort of fundraising cancer research, both by raising awareness for the cause amongst their friends and family, as well as encouraging each other to contribute whatever they can — even if it is just their time.
When the day of the event is finally here, we will have students, faculty, and family members walking the track at Nordhoff High School for 24 hours. While this may not seem fun, we know how to make it so it is.
Every year, Relay for Life declares a theme. This time around, the event is going by a carnival theme. OVS will show up at the event dressed up to math this theme. The event in of itself is fun — add the costumes and shenanigans brought by high school students, and it’s a blast.
For such an important event, OVS is throwing their all into it. Though we are a small school, we can make a valiant effort.
“It makes me extremely proud to be a part of the school. Every year it becomes more and more a part of our values. It makes me feel personally supported,” said English teacher Crystal Davis, who initially introduced OVS to Relay for Life. “I have three really close family members who have cancer, some have survived it, some have not. For me, it’s not just about the spirit or the community service. It [is about] being a part of a group of people who are thinking outside of themselves and doing something to help others.”Share