By Nick Sestanovich
March 26 to 29 was March Madness Spirit Week at Benicia Middle School, where students got to show their school pride by dressing up and partaking in various activities. They also had their annual coin drive sponsored by the leadership class, where students donate money to a particular cause. Past donors have included the Humane Society of the North Bay and Faith Food Fridays. This year, students decided to raise money for one of their peers.
In December, seventh-grader Sunni Dae Ross was diagnosed with a brain tumor which was removed the following month. Ross soldiered on by continuing to attend school amidst her health issues. She notes that she is feeling positive but is limited in what she can do.