The Mini-Relay brings wintertime cheer

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Juliette Ciullo

The club Student Movement Against Cancer, also known as SMAC, held a mini-relay event on Thursday, Dec. 19. The relay fundraiser was a smashing success, although not as many people attended as originally hoped for. The SMAC committee is already making plans for next year’s mini-relay, and arranging more activities to entertain even more guests.
Regardless, this event took place in the multi-purpose room at the Scotch Plains-Fanwood high school (SPFHS) from 5:30 to 7:30. Teams constructed gingerbread houses, ate pizza, and made bracelets all in the spirit of relay for life, the annual competition that raises money for the American Cancer Society.
“I think the event went well. It was nice for the SMAC executive board and members to just unwind and have fun for the night,” the club advisor, Ms. Boyce, said. “A lot of what we do is based on service projects and giving back to the community but we often forget that it is important for us to give back to ourselves as well.”
To motivate participants to do their best, the best gingerbread house maker, deemed from the SMAC committee won a prize. Freshman Gabby Smulewitz won with hers and thus received a pink SMAC tie-dyed shirt.
“My favorite part was everyone coming together and celebrating the holidays,” sophomore relay chair Victoria Solsky said. “Everyone seemed to have a really good time and we started to get excited for relay for life at the same time.”
“My favorite part was making the gingerbread houses because it got me in the spirit for Christmas,” junior Marley Holston said.
Here’s to a new tradition of mini-relay!