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Wish Week Goal Shattered

Leadership students surpass goal to fulfill dreams of local kids.

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Wish Week offers an opportunity for falcons to do something greater than themselves and really make an impact in their community. Donations were tracked on a large thermometer constructed by leadership students in order to display progress and motivate the entire school to give to Make-A-Wish. “I’m really excited that we beat our goal by so much because that means we can help even more people. I think that keeping a public display of our progress really helped to get people involved because they are able to see how much of a difference they’re making,” said Chloe Wright.

Wish Week offers an opportunity for falcons to do something greater than themselves and really make an impact in their community. Donations were tracked on a large thermometer constructed by leadership students in order to display progress and motivate the entire school to give to Make-A-Wish. “I’m really excited that we beat our goal by so much because that means we can help even more people. I think that keeping a public display of our progress really helped to get people involved because they are able to see how much of a difference they’re making,” said Chloe Wright.

Wish Week offers an opportunity for falcons to do something greater than themselves and really make an impact in their community. Donations were tracked on a large thermometer constructed by leadership students in order to display progress and motivate the entire school to give to Make-A-Wish. “I’m really excited that we beat our goal by so much because that means we can help even more people. I think that keeping a public display of our progress really helped to get people involved because they are able to see how much of a difference they’re making,” said Chloe Wright.


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For the fifth consecutive year, Severna Park High School has partnered with the Make a Wish Mid-Atlantic Fund to raise as much money as possible in order to fulfill the dreams of children with life changing illnesses. Wish Week, April 16-20, featured restaurant nights, t-shirt sales, a faculty vs. faculty basketball game, and Walk for Wishes, held for the first time this year at the high school. The initial goal set by Leadership 2 students was $15,000, but really, students aspired to beat the approximate $18,000 raised by last year’s class. Before Friday’s Miracle Minute, students had surpassed both goals, with a total of over $20,000 raised. “We really exceeded our own expectations and were able to grant two wishes which is super rewarding and something to be really proud of,” said Izzy Stone.

During advisory on Friday, leadership students collected money for 60 seconds from every class, raising roughly $2,200, a school wide record for Miracle Minute. Mrs. Stahl’s freshman advisory will receive an Einstein’s breakfast for the astounding $238 they contributed.

The approximate total fundraising efforts were a whopping $23,000, giving the Leadership students, and Severna Park as a whole, a great deal to be proud of. “I just loved being able to be a part of something so big that makes such an incredible impact on others, plus it was really rewarding to know how much we were capable of, seeing that most of the work we were pretty independent of our teacher” said Megan Currie. There is no doubt that this project has left a lasting impression on those who participated, and it has proven the unity of Severna Park. “Seeing everyone come together in our community to support such an amazing cause made all of our dedication and hard work worth it,” said Callie Davis.

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