Another group at Geneva High School eagerly anticipating the holidays is Marching Geneva. For more than 10 years the band has participated in Geneva’s annual Christmas parade, and this year is no exception. The members are particularly excited to introduce this activity to their new director, Gianna Colella. The band plans to play a variety of well-known Christmas tunes, along with their traditional rendition of “Winter Wonderland,” and will once again be dressed in assorted holiday costumes. The Christmas parade will take place in downtown Geneva at 7 p.m. Nov. 30.
Geneva High School’s chapter of National Honor Society is also very involved in a major health awareness activity. Members will be sponsoring a “Red Out,” in conjunction with the American Heart Association. Adviser Kim Debacker is very excited to sponsor this event because she believes heart health is very important.
“The Red Out will bring awareness to heart health. It is very important to help people recognize the signs and symptoms of an unhealthy heart,” said Mrs. Debacker.
The Red Out will take place Dec. 7 at Geneva High School, during the Geneva vs. Riverside basketball game. During the game, there will be blood pressure checks and information available. All attendees are encouraged to wear red to show their support for the event. T-shirts will be sold at the door for $10 each and all proceeds will go to the American Heart Association. T-shirts will also be available to students during their lunch periods, and in the high school office.
This dedicated group is also collecting money each day to aid in the relief effort for victims of hurricane Sandy. Each day NHS members collect donations from students and staff during all three lunch periods. Any community members wishing to give money to this worthy cause may call the main office at Geneva High School (440) 466-4831 for further information.