SHS Honor Society holds basketball tourney for tornado victims
Team “Lights Out” were the winners of Sequoyah High School Honor Society’s 3-on-3 basketball tournament that raised funds for victims affected by the Nov. 30 tornado that caused damage in Cherokee, Adair and Sequoyah counties. Left to right are teammates Derek Geasland, Caison Green, Brett Walker and Tyeus Daugherty. ROGER GRAHAM/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
TAHLEQUAH – National Honor Society students from Sequoyah High School held a 3-on-3 basketball tournament on Jan. 19 to raise money for the victims of the Nov. 30 tornado that caused damage across Cherokee, Adair and Sequoyah counties inside the Cherokee Nation.
Fourteen teams participated in the tournament, including AG Nation – a team from the CN attorney general’s office. The effort raised $400.
“People, including Cherokees, were hit hard by the devastating tornado,” Attorney General Todd Hembree said. “They lost homes, property and are in need. We saw the students’ ad for the tournament on Facebook and decided this was something we wanted to be a part of.”
Becca Brant, a SHS teacher and National Honor Society sponsor, said she was proud of sophomore Jamie St. Pierre and her other National Honor Society classmates coming up with the idea for the fundraiser and their efforts to help those in need.
“They knew what needed to be done and did it,” Brant said. “And they’re not finished yet.”
Brant added that anyone interested in donating could call 918-453-5400 for more information.