STUDENTS MAKE PHILANTHROPY FUN
Dodge ball, trivia bowls, battle of the bands, doughnut parties and rapping teachers don’t typically conjure up thoughts of philanthropy, but students at Smoky Hill High School are good at thinking outside of the box—and even better at fundraising. Throughout the week of Feb. 13, Smoky Hill students are working with the Make-A-Wish FoundationÒ of Colorado through the organization’s Kids For Wish KidsÒ program to help grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. Smoky Hill students and the greater Smoky Hill community, including Laredo Middle School students, are fundraising specifically to help grant the wish of Elijah, a 5-year-old with boy battling cancer, whose wish is to go to Hawaii.
Fundraising efforts will come to a close with a pep assembly and a teacher rap off on Friday. Elijah will be there to pick the winner of the teacher rap off and Woody Roseland, a Smoky Hill graduate and wish kid alum, will be on-hand to cheer on the students as they push fundraising efforts to the very end. This year marks the second year in a row that the school has worked to support Make-A-Wish. Last year, students raised more than $15,000 in support of wish kids, and specifically in support of nine-year-old Sheyenne who wished to go to Disney World.
Closing Pep Assembly: Friday Feb. 17 at 1:25 p.m.
Smoky Hill High School West Gymnasium
16100 E. Smoky Hill Road
Aurora, CO 80015