#ScotsLove: Support for Mrs. Bonk

IMG_0564Mrs. Marissa Bonk, a 9th grade World History teacher, distance track coach, and the IB-MYP (Middle Years Program)/MYP Personal Project Coordinator at Highland was recently diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Mrs. Bonk is widely loved at HP for her unique ability to connect with and inspire her students.

On Thursday May 22nd, Highland student Tarik Kidane organized a “pinkout” for students and staff, to show support to Mrs. Bonk from the Highland community as well as to promote breast cancer awareness. A giant card was brought around for students to sign, as well as a supply of pink duct tape for making breast cancer ribbons and other accessories as a way of participating in the pinkout and showing support.

The following is a message from school parent liaison Nancy Kolb about ways to reach out to Mrs. Bonk and her family: “If you wish to send her a card, please have your child bring it to me in Room 1311 or send it by mail to my attention. If you wish to make a gesture of support, I will also collect gift cards, either to a specific place or a Visa gift card, and ensure delivery to Mrs. Bonk. I am sorry we are unable to accept cash or checks. We are trying to keep things as simple as possible for her, and encourage her to focus on herself, her health, and her family.”

Below are a few pictures from the day:





pink out pic