Friday, 18 January 2019 23:52

Central basketball community rallies behind longtime teacher

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CORINTH - Cancer is a disease that impacts everyone, whether it's a family member, friend, classmate. It's horrific, but it always seems to bring out the best in people.

Central High chool will be honoring 33-year teacher Karen Girvan during its games this weekend. Girvan is currently in treatment for her second bout of breast cancer.

 

During half time of the boys game Friday night, the girls basketball team took foul shots and asked donors to pledge money per shot they made.

 

It will be the boys turn during half time of the girls game on Saturday, instead they'll be shooting three-pointers.

 

All the money will go towards Girvan's relay for life team, a cause the basketball teams are thrilled to be a part of.

 

"I'm pretty sure she was here when my father was here so that's like crazy and Mrs. Girvan is a huge part of our school and also our community so it means the world that we get to play for her and that we get to wear her name on our shirts," Central girls basketball forward Rachael Smith said. 

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