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Florence High students excel at Survivor cast members’ event


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Florence High School Students Nathan Lamas And Jeffrey Cordova With Survivor Stars Mike Holloway And Missy Payne At The Cheer 4 Your Life Nationwide Warrior Cahllenge In Dallas. Photo Courtesy Florence Unified School District

Florence High School students Nathan Lamas, student body president, and Jeffrey Cordova, varsity wrestler, recently attended the Cheer 4 Your Life nation-wide warrior challenge in Dallas, Texas.

This event was created by Survivor Stars Mike Holloway and Missy Payne. It is meant to help teens with financial burdens. Click here for their website.

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Florence High School students Nathan Lamas and Jeffrey Cordova with Survivor stars Mike Holloway and Missy Payne at the Cheer 4 Your Life nationwide warrior cahllenge in Dallas. Photo courtesy Florence Unified School District

“Jeffrey and I completed 17 out of the 20 possible challenges and were awarded 3rd most challenges and 3rd in money raised. The warrior games were physical obstacles and mentally challenging obstacles as you would see on the show of Survivor,” Lamas said.

“This experience was one in a million,” Lamas said. “Not only meeting celebrities and great people, but also changing lives of other teens that don’t have the same opportunities as we do.”

“It was very heartwarming to know that Jeffrey and I put time in on our own to complete 17 challenges and raise money for others,” Lamas said.

“In doing these challenges, Jeffrey and I didn’t know who the beneficiaries were and we actually roomed with one of them,”Lamas said.

“To know that two small town boys from Florence, Arizona would make a difference in somebody else’s life means everything to me. I hope it encourages others to go make a difference in other peoples’ lives as well,” Lamas said.

Lamas also met another Survivor star, Sierra Dawn Thomas, who has agreed to attend the Florence High School prom with Nathan this year.

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Left: Nathan Lamas, back row center, with other students from around the country on his warrior team. Right, Nathan Lamas with Survivor start Sierra Dawn Thomas who will attend the Florence High School prom with Nathan. Photos courtesy Florence Unified School District

“Mr. Nathan Lamas and Mr. Jeffery Cordova are great examples of the high character students we have in the Florence Unified School District. Their representation of the district at the national level is inspiring to all of us,” said Dr. Amy Fuller, superintendent of Florence Unified School District.