During the recent Relay for Life at UW-Stout, the student chapter of NAEA walked in honor of a fellow art education student, Karli Jopp; and they also walked in honor and memory of those they love who have or had cancer.
As the team cheered her on, Jopp held the banner proudly as she took the first lap of the relay. The first lap is in honor of cancer survivors.
Jopp is a childhood cancer survivor, who has plans to be an art teacher.
Tami Rae Weiss, program director of art education at UW-Stout, said, “She has a love of life, and I am so excited that she is going to be a future art teacher. Karli is smart, enthusiastic, giving, and she has a passion for art and for living! Our children need inspiring teachers like Karli.”
Kelly Christianson organized the Relay for Life at UW-Stout, and managed to raise more than $1,000. Many activities were featured at the event.