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Foothill High School's Pink Farewell for 'Mrs. K'

Students and staff at Foothill High School wore pink to school and to the football game on Friday in honor of the life of choir teacher JoAnn Koobatian who lost her 8-year battle with cancer.

PLEASANTON, Ca: Pink to honor the life of Foothill High School teacher JoAnn Koobatian Photo Credit: Mireya Paulos
PLEASANTON, Ca: Pink to honor the life of Foothill High School teacher JoAnn Koobatian Photo Credit: Mireya Paulos
Pink was Foothill High School choir teacher JoAnn Koobatian's favorite color so it was fitting that the students and staff at Foothill High donned every shade of the rosy hue on Friday in honor of her life.

Those at Foothill High School and in the Pleasanton Unified School District have been mourning the loss of Koobatian since her death on Oct. 18.

[Related article: Foothill High School Community Mourns Death of Beloved Teacher]

The half-time show at the Friday Foothill High football game was also dedicated to the beloved teacher known as "Mrs. K." 

One of the tweets sent on Twitter from "@surfchickk" seemed to sum up the amazing personality of the popular teacher and what her wishes for her students would likely be, "To anyone in the foothill family who lost their choir teacher, I'm very sorry. Mrs. K would want you guys to stay strong, and keep singing"

Services for Koobatian will be held on Nov. 9 at 1 p.m. at the Valley Community Church

[Related article: Remembering the Life of JoAnn Koobatian]

Koobatian was named Pleasanton’s Teacher of the Year in 2011. In 2012, members of her choir performed with the ‘80s rock band Foreigner during the Wente Summer Concert Series.

Share your memories of Mrs. K in the comments section below.
Katie Yeffa October 29, 2013 at 09:08 PM
I would change your tagline from "... JoAnn Koobatian who lost her 8-year battle with cancer" to "JoAnn Koobatian who courageously survived a cancer battle for 8 years." She beat the odds, fought to love, teach, and share her faith, and showed people what it really meant to not lose, but win at living with purpose and conviction. We all thank you, Mrs. K for modeling what a true victory looks like.

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