Prosper High School held its annual Relay For Life event on April 21. The high school’s Relay For Life team has worked to hold the event for several years now, with events held throughout the school year. The April event, intended to be held on the track field, had to be moved indoors due to rainy weather.

“This year’s Relay For Life was different than any in years past,” student Ryan Shirley said in an email. “… We had to move the event inside into the high school’s arena. We had spent a year planning this event for everything to be changed the morning of, so it was super stressful but we made do with what we were given!”

Shirley said the night was still a success, with the High School arena being filled with people, games, good, bounce houses, musical performances and more. The amount of money raised has yet to be finalized, but Shirley said without counting credit card transactions, the estimated amount raised was at more than $40,000.

“This was a special night for us to honor those who are or have battled cancer, and I’m so proud to have been a part of it,” Shirley said in his email. “Relay For Life wouldn’t have been possible without all the help from our teacher, Mrs. Jan Brown, all the support from our great principal, Mr. Wright, and the aid from Mrs. Kathy Nelms.”

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