1 SCHOOL, 1 TEAM, 1 HEART
Submitted by: Holly George
Haughton High School Graduation Coach
Haughton High School’s spirit theme has taken on several meanings for the players and students this year. One of those meanings communicates the fact that our own Head Coach Rodney Guin is back on the sidelines coaching his players to their current 5-0 record.
As many may remember, Coach Guin suffered a massive heart attack last spring. The players did not know if he would be at the helm this fall.
With this in mind, the cheerleaders from Haughton High School decided to do something to honor Coach Guin. What better way to do this than to sponsor a drive to support the American Heart Association and the cardiovascular team from Willis Knighton North who diligently worked to save our beloved Coach Guin?
The cheerleaders designed a t-shirt incorporating the AHA logo with #goredforrodney. They sold 489 t-shirts to students and their community, raising $6,315. Students were asked to wear their shirts to school and to the game October 3 in support of the American Heart Association and Coach Rodney.
The cardiovascular team from WK North, along with Coach Guin’s family and the HHS cheerleaders, were on the field for the pre-game ceremony where Principal Gene Couvillion presented Jill Lucero, AHA representative, with the impressive check from Haughton High School.
This event also supported Bossier Parish’s “Helping Hearts One Week at a Time” community service initiative. Haughton High School chose to donate to a cause that has literally affected one of their own. With the hard work of the HHS cheerleaders, their sponsor, Kelli Shaw and the administration, Haughton High School has proven that the “Power of We” is stronger than ever.
The AHA signs posted around the school summed it up nicely, “COACH GUIN, THIS GAME IS FOR YOU!”
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