Students cheer on football team through chalk

Fatou M'Baye

This Thursday after school, Roosevelt had a “Cheering Through Chalk” event. Kent students came to help decorate the entrance to Roosevelt Stadium for the Kent-Ravenna football game, using chalk to create colorful designs along the sidewalk. 

Cheering Through Chalk was a joint event between Student Council and senior class officers, along with the help of Kelly Redfern. Redfern is the mother of Calvin Redfern, a senior on the football team. 

“It went well,” said senior Patrick Gallagher, who participated in the decorating as a member of Student Council. “It was a small event to help bring enthusiasm for the football game.”

“The event went great!” Student Council advisor Mrs. Larkin told the Colonel. “The Student Council members were able to ‘cheer through chalk’ by writing messages on the sidewalk leading up to the stadium. It was a beautiful day and students enjoyed being creative with their ‘Beat Ravenna’ designs on the sidewalk.” 

By the end of the evening, the sidewalk leading up to the stadium was covered in bright chalk, a way to cheer on the football team before their big game. Roosevelt ended up winning the game 37-7.

Photos by Mrs. Jurging