Salem Hills Continues the Wishing TraditionPublished by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 11/11/2009 - 13:26
Salem Hills Continues the Wishing Tradition
by Celsie Long – Student Body Historian
Last year Salem Hills High School started a new tradition; they got involved with the Make-A-Wish Foundation. This year we granted Porter’s wish. Porter is a nine year old boy who lived in Salem, but recently moved to California. He has Muscular Dystrophy and his wish is to go to Disneyworld.
The week started off with an assembly to introduce Porter. Throughout the week the school got caught up in doing all of Porter's favorite things; we dressed up in Disney costumes, ate Snickers, wore red, and brought stuffed animals to school.
We carried on the same traditions as last year and sold Porter dog tags, had a movie night, the Man-hawk Dance Off, and the Skyhawk Gorge. The Skyhawk Gorge is when businesses from all around the community and school clubs bring food to the school for families and students to come eat, enjoy entertainment, socialize, and have a good time. It's something the whole community enjoys. After the Skyhawk Gorge on Monday night we had raised more than enough money to grant Porter's wish, over $8,000 dollars.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation isn't only a good way to get a whole school united, it is a great way to get the whole community involved and brought together for a good cause.