Showing Support

A Race to the Finish Photo

The halls and classrooms of Connetquot High School were recently filled with students, staff, administrators and teachers wearing special grey T-shirts to show support for and help to celebrate student Alexa Renda’s 17th birthday. 

Connetquot’s Helping Hands Club, along with the junior class, rallied together to show their support and also raise needed funds to help the Renda family. Alexa is currently a junior who was recently diagnosed with osteosarcoma, while her sister Brook, a freshman, is also being treated for leukemia. 

“Proceeds from the sale of these special T-shirts go directly to the Renda family to help with medical expenses,” said Susan Schiappa, Connetquot High School Helping Hands Club co-adviser. “So far, we’ve raised over $2,000. The family knows too well about the struggles of battling cancer; they are fighting the fight and winning, and we want the family to know that we will support them in any way this community can.”