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BAHS students grant a wish to a local child

Teachers pie each other in the face during Smile Week to raise money for Make-A-Wish foundation.

Teachers pie each other in the face during Smile Week to raise money for Make-A-Wish foundation.

Photo by: Madi Foster

Teachers pie each other in the face during Smile Week to raise money for Make-A-Wish foundation.

Photo by: Madi Foster

Photo by: Madi Foster

Teachers pie each other in the face during Smile Week to raise money for Make-A-Wish foundation.

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For several months, BAHS students have been donating and attending events to help raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Leadership teachers coordinated many events for students to raise money for the cause. The school also created a huge event known as “Smile Week”. During this week, staff and students donated money for sweets, revenge in the form of throwing pies at others, and fun.

Recently, leadership teacher Victoria McGee found out that we raised enough money to grant a local Broken Arrow child his wish. Make-A-Wish matched the high school with a 10-year-old boy that lives in the Broken Arrow district. Landon has been battling Leukemia for a very long time, and he is currently in remission.

“I have never been more proud of our leadership kiddos, the wish might be for Landon, but the amazing thing is that Landon is truly impacting the life of every leadership student,” McGee said.

On May 2, BAHS will be throwing a celebration ceremony to grant Landon his wish. Landon and his family will be on campus at 2:45 p.m. in the Media Center for students to come watch. Leadership students are taking the initiative to organize the event to decorate and make it the best surprise ever for Landon and his family.

“Being able to say that I helped raise money to change a child’s life is really awesome,” sophomore Elli Darnell said. “I can’t wait to tell Landon that he got his wish to go to Disney World with his family.”

Most of the funds for Landon’s wish came from the hard work of Student Council and leadership students. Those students created and organized the first annual “Smile Week,” which was a philanthropy week for the Make-A-Wish foundation.

“I was in charge of playing horrible music during both lunches and people had to pay $1 to change the song or $5 to request a song, which helped raise a lot of money for Make-A-Wish,” senior Samantha Hough said.

Students are encouraged to celebrate with Landon and his family at 2:45 in the library. All are welcome.

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