Highland Elementary School is partnering with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation to support two second-grade students who have Type 1 diabetes (T1D). Students and staff members are invited to wear their favorite cap to school on Friday, May 6. “Caps for a Cure” is designed on behalf of Macy Roberts and Brennan Faught and their support teams, Macy’s Squad and Brennan’s Dojang. Highland Elementary School is also accepting donations for JDRF, which is the leading global organization funding T1D research, according to its website, www.jdrf.org Students who donate $1 or more will be eligible for prize drawings. Activities and special events on Friday include a pep rally at 12:30 p.m., featuring the Daviess County High School pep band and Pantherettes. The rally will include the announcement of funds raised for the “Caps for Cure” project. Other highlights will be student participation in a life-size version of the “Hungry Hornet Hippo” game, and encouragement for students to demonstrate “good faith effort” on next week’s assessments. According to JDRF, Type 1 diabetes causes a person’s body to stop producing insulin, a hormone that provides energy to the body. Approximately 200,000 children in the U.S. have been diagnosed with T1D, which can strike people of any age. The foundation’s goal is to “turn Type One into Type None.” JDRF is also sponsoring a “Walk for the Cure” event at Holiday World in Santa Claus, Ind., on May 15. Students and staff members at Highland Elementary School will participate in that event.