Wearing Orange For Sam

Classmates Demonstrate Support For Friend With Leukemia

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Posted: May 11, 2013

Pam Dowrey, J. Frank Hillyard Middle School assistant principal, helps arrange eighth-graders on the school’s front steps to spell out “SAM” Friday. Students were wearing orange to support sixth-grader Sam Whetzel, who is fighting leukemia. (Photos by Jason Lenhart)
Eighth-graders at J. Frank Hillyard Middle School spell out their support for classmate Sam Whetzel.
J. Frank Hillyard Middle School eighth-grader Josh Keim proudly wears an orange bow in his hair, which was placed there by a friend, during lunch Friday. Josh, like other students, were wearing orange clothing in support of fellow middle-schooler Sam Whetzel, who is fighting leukemia.
BROADWAY — It’s not like students at J. Frank Hillyard Middle have any particular preference for the color orange.
 
They do, however, take stock in the cause that the color represents — raising…


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