Students Together Against Cancer Shirt Voting Ends


Students voted on one of three potential t-shirt designs. The shirts were made through STAC, a club that supports local cancer patients.

Michaela Boyd

Students Together Against Cancer (STAC) t-shirts have been decided upon and will be sold starting on Monday, Aug. 26. The pink-out shirts will be sold for $10 and the proceeds will go towards the goal of $10,000 for cancer patients and their families.

“The goal for the shirts is to have a unified shirt that everyone can wear,” senior Sam Spethman said. “It raises school spirit and raises awareness for cancer patients in the city.”

There were three different designs to choose from, with each having a unique design. To vote for the shirt, students had to go onto the LSW STAC Instagram or Twitter to vote. There was a Google Form for students to choose their favorite. 

Last year,  Lincoln Southwest students raised more than $7,000 for the STAC organization through many fundraisers, including the annual pink-out shirts. STAC held the Think Pink Jamboree basketball tournament, STAC the Halls concert and sold bracelets during lunch. Additionally, they held a Panera Bread and Kona Ice fundraiser at the conclusion of the school year. 

STAC was formed in 2011 by Jeremy Payne at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma and he wanted to find a way to alleviate additional stress for cancer patients and their families, so they can focus primarily on beating cancer. Since its creation, STAC has expanded into the high school world with one of the clubs being located at Lincoln Southwest. 

“Being part of STAC has made me realize that high school students can really make a difference,” senior Kat Park said. “We raised almost $7,000 last year and knowing that was mostly student-led makes me feel proud.”

For more information on STAC activities or to become a member of the club, students can talk to Mrs. Alison Kelley in room A113.