Photo Gallery: Knights embrace tradition at Break the Silence
Knights defeat Tigers in annual Break the Silence game
January 23, 2021
The gymnasium was a sea of purple Friday night. To any other spectator, the Knights’ Jan. 22 game against Middleton High School was another win, advancing their record 15-3. For the Robinson community, the night held a special tradition: Break the Silence.
The event, started in 2014 by alumnae Katie Cassedy, was designed to raise awareness for domestic abuse. The crowd remains silent until Robinson scores their ninth point, a symbol of the nine seconds that passes as another woman in the United States is domestically abused. On the ninth point, the silence is broken as the crowd erupts into anticipated cheers.
Despite COVID-19, the event was still held, and experienced the traditional turnout of students and community members. In addition to the purple t-shirts worn every year, masks were part of spectators’ outfits. The Knights maintained a consistent lead, ultimately defeating the Tigers 71-47. Their next game will be away against Jefferson High School on Jan. 26 at 8 pm.
Anna Woodward is a senior and the Editor-in-Chief of RHSToday and Knight Writers. This is her second year as an editor and third year on staff. Outside...