C-L senior’s ordeal draws support from area schools, communities
By Evelyn Long -
The care and concern directed to Courtney Robinson is not limited to her school and community as the student bodies of surrounding schools and people in other communities join together to direct their love and prayers to the Cardington-Lincoln High School senior. Courtney underwent nine and one half hours of surgery on September 19 to remove a malignant brain tumor. She will remain at the hospital to undergo treatment. A varsity cheerleader and a cheerleader through out her school career, Courtney loves to cheer, said her cheer advisor and coach, Tracy Williamson. An outpouring of support has been made by students, cheerleaders and sports team members in other schools. Wearing purple, Courtney’s favorite color, are students in Mount Gilead, Highland, River Valley, and Buckeye Valley. The Cardington-Lincoln High School marching band members each wore a purple shirt and a purple bandana during the football game played Friday night at Highland High School. Coach Brandon Dodrill invited the cheerleaders into the team locker room before the game and conducted a dedication ceremony for Courtney, dedicating the game to her. Williamson said a volleyball tournament will be held at Cardington-Lincoln High School Friday and Saturday, September 29–30 with the participating teams all from the MOAC. All proceeds will benefit Courtney. A spaghetti supper will be served on October 20 at the Cardington-Lincoln High School cafeteria by all MOAC cheerleaders and their coaches. These proceeds will also benefit Courtney. Cards may be sent to Courtney at Children’s Hospital or to her at Cardington-Lincoln High School, 349 Chesterville Avenue, Cardington 43315 in care of Tracy Williamson.