Byron-Bergen students and staff play for paws

By on March 19, 2020
Auburn Schwartzmeyer (left) and Abby Vurraro (right) organized the event. Photo by Gretchen Spittler.

Auburn Schwartzmeyer (left) and Abby Vurraro (right) organized the event. Photo by Gretchen Spittler.

Byron-Bergen students and staff hit the volleyball court to benefit the Genesee Valley Animal Shelter. The event was organized by Byron-Bergen seniors Auburn Schwartzmeyer and Abby Vurraro as a way to help the animal shelter receive needed supplies, have some fun, and fulfill their National Honor Society community service project. 

“We decided that we wanted to do a fundraiser for the Genesee Valley Animal Shelter,” said Vurraro. “I thought that it would be fun to spread my love of volleyball, have a good time, and have it go toward a good cause.” 

Three teams of students competed for the opportunity to play against the faculty team on Friday, March 6. Student teams joined the tournament by donating items from a list provided by the Genesee Valley Animal Shelter. In the end, Vurraro’s team took on the faculty players, which included Superintendent Mickey Edwards, Jr./Sr. High School Principal Pat McGee, and several Junior and Senior High School teachers. In the end, the students were victorious, and the Genesee County Animal Shelter received needed supplies to help place pets in forever homes.

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The Byron-Bergen faculty team. Photo by Gretchen Spittler.

The Byron-Bergen faculty team. Photo by Gretchen Spittler.

Abby Vurraro serves during students versus faculty volleyball game. Photo by Gretchen Spittler.

Abby Vurraro serves during students versus faculty volleyball game. Photo by Gretchen Spittler.