Recently, Abby Lang, a senior member of the Manchester College Women’s Basketball Team (and PMHS alumni), challenged Mr. Dunn and his 5th graders at Homecroft Elementary to complete the LAYUP4LAUREN Challenge. The challenge has been created to raise awareness for Indiana native and Mount Saint Joseph freshman Lauren Hill and her battle with DIPG, a form of brain cancer. It requires participants to spin around 5 times, make a lay-up using their non-dominant hand, and issue the challenge to someone else.
Room 22 students watched ESPN’s piece on Lauren Hill and discussed the relationship of her experiences with their reading essential questionof having a goal and creating a plan to achieve that goal. The class then wrote poems entitled “Like Lauren” and described how they could achieve a goal like Lauren Hill demonstrated. They also created a banner to display during their challenge video to share the LAYUP4LAUREN website and raise awareness for the cause.
Students then elected to nominate Southport High School basketball coaches Kyle Simpson (SHS) and Rachel Parker (MB), and their respective teams to complete the Layup4Lauren Challenge.
More information can be found at layup4lauren.org.