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Puzzles to be sold at Relay for Life

Eva Schacht

Executive Online News Editor Screen Shot 2014-05-14 at 12.38.21 PM

Relay for Life is right around the corner and all students are preparing for the big event. This year, one student is amping up the hype for relay for life with a simple childhood favorite: puzzles.

Senior Shannon Koch-Wagner will be selling puzzles for students to decorate. After the puzzles are decorated, Koch-Wagner will send the puzzles off to students going through cancer treatments.

Students can choose how to decorate their puzzles however they choose. In the past, students have decorated puzzles with flowers or a smile message saying “Thinking of You.”

Students can drop off finished puzzles in room 109 or in the Student Services office.

Koch-Wagner will be selling the puzzles for three dollars leading up to Relay for life and at the event itself.

So far, Koch-Wagner has only sold approximately 15 puzzles. She believes that the numbers are low because a lot of students do not know about the puzzles.

Also, she has emailed all teachers explaining what the puzzles are for and to spread the word about them.

The idea first started when Koch-Wagner met a girl who is nine years-old and a five year cancer survivor living in California. Koch-Wagner plans on shipping the puzzles out to California and to local hospitals in the Chicagoland area.

Koch-Wagner will ship out all of the puzzles the week after Relay for Life, so if students miss the event, they can still purchase a puzzle.

“Right now, it’s not going too well because a lot of students don’t know about,” Koch-Wagner said. “[At Relay], we’re definitely going to be able to sell more.”

Due to a weather delay, Relay for Life will now be moved into the Field House; Koch-Wagner will still be selling puzzles indoors.


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