What is Wish Week For?


Julia Carson

Last week Hamilton had wish week, a spirit week to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The Make-A-Wish Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded in the United States that creates life-changing wishes for children with a critical illness. An example of one of the spirit day themes is “ I wish to go to the zoo.” On Friday there was an optional assembly to support and the Make-A-Wish program. We had some fun activities during the assembly, some of the football players even got their hair cut. 

The student government is the ones behind the Make-A-Wish operation at Hamilton. “I am not sure of the exact number, but we’ve been doing this for a few years now,” Zara Daudi (9) said. Hamilton is a strong supporter of this program and Stugo goes around and picks up donations from students during their fourth period. “ We give all the donations we get to the Make-A-Wish Foundation” Amaya Lee (10) stated. “At the assembly, we had Steven Hamming and McKenzie Schmader from the Make-A-Wish foundation come out to our school and speak about what they do for the kids with terminal illnesses and how they do it,” Levi Ighagbon (11) said. During the assembly, many students learned about how they can possibly help this program and make life-changing wishes for children with different sicknesses by donating to the charity. 

We had a competition against Chandler to see who could raise the most money, Hamilton came out as the winner. This foundation is very important; it showed so much compassion and hope for kids with terminal illnesses. So next year, let’s raise even more than what we did this year and continue to show our love to the kids in this program.