Students Wear Pink to Honor Lost Classmate


Kennidi Holloway

Classmates of the late Kara Allen decorated her locker as a tribute to her. Allen was a senior.

In honor of fallen Warrior Kara Allen, people are encouraged to wear pink to Friday’s football game at Southfield High School for the Arts and Technology, according to senior organizer Alicia Buford.

The game is at 5:30 p.m. between Southfield and Lake Orion.

Pink was Allen’s favorite color, so that’s why Buford called for the “pink out,” she said.

“Please come out and wear pink or bring balloons to celebrate the life of these beautiful angels we have lost,” said fellow student  Kahlia Jones, one of Allen’s close friends.

“I already have my shirt made for the game,” said former Southfield High student Dean Wagner, who graduated in 2016.

Students are also invited to wear pink to school on Tuesday, September 27, in honor of Allen. The cost to participate in the Tuesday’s pink out is $5 and proceeds will be donated to funeral expenses for the Allen family, said social studies teacher Andrew Green, who is co-sponsoring the fund-raiser.

Allen and her three siblings died Sept. 21 at their home in Dearborn Heights. Allen’s step-father, Gregory Green, has been charged with the four murders.