10th Annual Remember the Tritons Walk

Aidan Sun, Editor-in-Chief

On Feb. 18, members of the community came together during the 10th annual Remember the Tritons Walk during sixth period. The Remember the Tritons Walk is held in honor of former student Brian Booth who passed away from cancer and it is organized by Be The Change.

“All of the money we raise goes to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society,” senior and Be The Change co-president Maggie Puhl said. 

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society was founded in 1949 and is the “largest voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting blood cancer in the world,” according to LLS.org. 

The 72-year-old organization’s mission is “to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s lymphoma and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.”

“We dedicate our walk to those Sea Kings who have gone through the process of fighting against cancer,” Puhl said.

“I really enjoyed being able to honor my uncle who fought cancer by donating to the walk,” junior Grace Gulcher said. 

This year, the walk is held in honor of Associate Principal Keely Hardage and basketball coach Brian Edelman

“The Remember the Tritons Walk is an annual event put on by BTC in order to support those fighting and who lost the battle to cancer that were or are a part of the Sea King family,” junior and BTC member Hayleigh Liu said. 

Participants began with signing in during lunch then listened to junior Calissa Mayer’s singing of the “Star Spangled Banner” and speeches by seniors and BTC co-presidents Puhl and David Maemoto. Then, the colored powder was thrown and the walk commenced. 

“During the event, you walk on a set route and BTC members throw colored powder at you,” Liu said. “Since this year was our 10 year anniversary of the Remember the Tritons Walk we decided to do a theme of different decades for every color station.”

After walking the route and going through the different color stations, participants made their way back onto campus for the festival. After playing themed games like Pin the Crown on the Sea King, students parted ways. 

“My favorite part was walking with my friends and listening to the decade’s music,” Gulcher said.

Overall, the walk had a turnout of 260 participants and raised over $30,000.