Blue Devil pride runs deep at Huntington High School. A group of students in the Life Skills program pitched in and helped create spectator passes that fans must possess to attend games due to COVID-19 related caps on attendance and distancing requirements.
Director of Athletics Georgia D. McCarthy provided various materials that the teenagers used to assemble the passes. They slipped small cards imprinted with identifying information into special plastic holders and attached navy blue lanyards to each of them.
The enthusiastic students are studying with Dr. Erica Murphy-Jessen. They all love the Blue Devils so they jumped at the opportunity to play a role in spurring fan attendance at athletic contests.
Athletes participating in the current sports season on teams that would ordinarily play in the fall were presented with passes that they can give to loved ones to admit them to contests. Without such a pass, no one is permitted to attend as long as the COVID-19 restrictions are in place.
Participants in the project wasted little time getting down to work when Ms. McCarthy gave them the needed materials. They were focused and committed, just like any Blue Devil athlete. They all enjoyed playing a role in bringing fans back into the stands.
The teenagers were given Blue Devil face masks and water bottles by Ms. McCarthy, who expressed her appreciation for their hard work and fast completion of the task.
“We are so grateful for the help that these students provided,” Ms. McCarthy. “They are all valued members of the Blue Devil family.”