Woodland Elementary, Ballou Junior High, and Rogers High school students and staff have raised thousands of dollars this spring to support 16-year-old Taylor Desmet, who was diagnosed in February with lymphoma.
Taylor, a sophomore at Rogers High, spent her elementary school years as a Woodland Eagle and her junior high years as a Ballou Bruin.
Woodland has sold “Taylor Tough” t-shirts and colorful bracelets, and also held a school assembly and showed a video to educate students about Taylor. Ballou has also sold t-shirts and sponsored a fundraiser dance.
Rogers students and staff are also selling shirts and bracelets and are busy preparing for a fundraiser on May 22.
On that day, the school will host a “Student v. Teacher Taylor Tough” softball game and silent auction, with all proceeds going to their classmate and her family.
The game is planned from 4 to 6 p.m. at Heritage Recreation Center, adjacent to Rogers High School at 9010 128th St. E., Puyallup.