SHHS raises $17,00 for Make a Wish

Serve Daily - - COMMUNITY - By Lau­ren Bush

SALEM — Seven­teen-year-old Olivia lives in the Nebo School Dis­trict bound­aries and suf­fers from a rare dis­ease called Baraitser-Win­ter Syn­drome. The stu­dents and fac­ulty at Salem Hills High School have par­tic­i­pated in Make-a-Wish fundrais­ers for the last ten years and this year they were go­ing to make Olivia’s wish of go­ing to Dis­ney World come true.

“Some of the stu­dents know her and I think that helped make it more per­sonal,” Prin­ci­pal Bart Peery ex­plained.

Over the course of a week, the school raised over $17,000 through var­i­ous ac­tiv­i­ties in­clud­ing a movie night, t-shirt sales, and a per­for­mance with BYU Vo­cal Point, although much of the money was raised sim­ply from pass­ing a jar around the class­rooms. Prin­ci­pal Peery also added in­cen­tive by agree­ing to shave his head if they sur­passed $10,000.

Prin­ci­pal Peery noted that this yearly ac­tiv­ity helps stu­dents to work to­wards a good cause and think about oth­ers.

“It re­ally helps us get to where we don’t think about our­selves as much.

“This year the stu­dent coun­cil did such a won­der­ful job set­ting the tone and our stu­dents re­ally rose to the oc­ca­sion to give to another.”

Salem Hills Prin­ci­pal Bart Perry shaves his head as part of the Make- a-Wish week fundraiser.

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