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2017 Purple Out T-shirt Design Contest!!

What is Purple Out and What it means to me:

Over the past year I have organized what we call Purple Out. Purple out is a fundraiser to raise awareness for the Alzheimer’s Associates which goes to patients and caregivers. During my freshman year I had the idea to start a fundraising campaign for Alzheimer’s because I too have been touched by Alzheimer’s and sadly over Christmas break my great-grandmother passed away from this evil disease. I finally decided it was time to take action. During one of our high school football games this past year, 2016, I worked with the Alzheimer’s Association to create our very first purple out football game. Students wore purple to show support and cheerleaders, football players, dance line, band, and staff also wore purple items to represent Alzheimer’s. I am also proud to say that I raised over $1,000 for Alzheimer’s, just by that football game alone. Currently I am now working on a bigger and better purple out this year. Which includes, a purple out t-shirt contest, a 50-50 raffle, purple items, and many more activities. 

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The T-shirt Contest:

The Lee County purple out t-shirt design contest corresponds with the annual Purple Out Football Game. On September 1st 2017, Lee County players, students, faculty and staff, and people who will attend the Lee County Trojan’s home game are encouraged to wear to purple to bring awareness towards Alzheimer’s. Football players, cheerleaders, coaches, etc. will be wearing purple to support this cause. The point of the t-shirt contest is to get the students involved in the purple out game for next year. We want students to have a voice and design their own shirt, but also get involved in the community. After designs are submitted a panel of anonymous judges will choose which design represents the best. These shirts will be sold at the beginning of the school year of 2017-2018 when students can purchase them. The shirts are to be worn during the game and students and faculty and staff encouraged to buy because proceeds go to the Alzheimer’s Association. We encourage students to make designs and get their creativity flowing.

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Do you want your design featured and worn by everyone?

If you are a student at the 9th grade or upper campus then you are eligible for your very own design to be featured on all t-shirts sold. But of course there are requirements that must be met in order to submit and design your shirt. Click here for more information regarding Purple Out T-shirt Contest Rules: Purple Out

I know you must be asking what kind of reward(s) you will get?

  • The winner will receive the opportunity to walk on the field with all the other representatives of the purple out committee. (During the September 1st Home Game)
  • Your name will be displayed on the t-shirt and you will be featured in the Lee County Ledger.
  • You will also receive a gift card valued at $30
  • You will receive two (2) free t-shirts.

If you are creative and wantt to take on a task that can make a change in the world and your community, Submit your design and watch the magic unfold!!

Frequent Weather Conditions

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Recently, there have been very bad weather in Albany, GA. Do you ever wonder why the tornado even happened? During those specific days; January 9 & 22, 2017 the day had been gloomy and windy and a very few sprinkles of rain! Which is a combination of substances that will form a tornado and destroy such an amazing city or town.

The intensity of the spinning tornado is partly the result of the updrafts and downdrafts in the thunderstorm which is caused by unstable air and it was interacting with the wind shear, resulting in a tilting of the wind shear to form a tornado of destruction.
What that being said, the devastating tornado of 150 mph winds came through Albany, Georgia and left it in destruct. Many families have been affected and some have died. Numerous of people are in need of help and surrounding counties are speaking and reaching out to help the people in need!

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Tornado Warning!

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Martin Luther King was a minister and civil rights activist, who was a leader of the civil rights movement . Martin was born January 15, 1929 and was assassinated April 4, 1968. Martin was against violent ways of making himself heard when wanting to address an issue. His actions were based off of his christian beliefs. Martin had a wife named, Coretta Scott King and together they had 4 children and wanted the best for them and for all races to be treated with respect and have equality. He was always a strong man and made himself heard when he needed, even if it made him go to jail which he did plenty of times.

Martin’s most famous speech was called, “I Have Dream”. It was the most inspiring speeches ever. We the people still have a long ways to go when it comes to equality, but we are getting there slowly as the years pass. Martin knew he had a huge role because of the things happening during past times.

Martin Luther King Jr.’s fresh and skillful rhetoric put a new energy into the civil rights struggle in Alabama. The bus boycott would be 382 days of walking to work, harassment, violence and intimidation for the Montgomery’s African-American community. Both King’s and E.D. Nixon’s homes were attacked. But the African-American community also took legal action against the city, arguing that it was, “Unconstitutional based on the Supreme Court’s “separate is never equal” decision in Brown v. Board of Education.” After being defeated in several lower court rulings and suffering large financial losses, the city of Montgomery lifted the law mandating segregated public transportation.

Martin was the driving force behind these watershed events such as the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the March in Washington. These events led to the Civil Rights Act in 1964 and the Voting Rights of 1965.Also, Martin was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 and is remembered each year on Martin Luther King King Jr. day, a U.S. holiday since 1986.