Ashlynn Strong

First Orange Night in Liberty history successfully raised more than $1,000 for Ashlynn Wilson


Lauren Spakowski

Senior Benjamin Ptasienski collects money during the miracle minute during the last minute of halftime.

Ally Schniepp, Reporter

Ashlynn Wilson has been fighting leukemia this school year and students and faculty are here to support her through her battle. As a community, $1,356 was raised for Wilson Friday, Sep. 20 at the varsity home football game.

“Once I saw this happen, it really hit home. I wanted to start and do something for her to raise the money,” senior Amy Sutton said.

Sutton has been friends with Wilson since they were in first grade and wanted to do anything she could to help, including selling Ashlynn Strong shirts and organizing other fundraising events like Orange Night.

“We thought it would be something people would want to buy and it could help support,” Sutton said regarding the shirts being sold. Sutton had raised $5,000 going into Orange Night and they left the game with over $6,000.

“It was very cool to see so much money North donated,” sophomore Anna Decker said. Decker was impressed with the generosity of the opposing team on a cause they didn’t know much about, other than it is important.

More Ashlynn Strong shirts have been ordered after selling out on Orange Night and will be sold at various events as the school year progresses.