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Jar Wars for Make-A-Wish
Students at Piedmont High School have been engaged in a "jar war" to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Piedmont student Hunter Price approached the Student Government to encourage them to help raise funds for this organization so other children could get their wishes granted just like he did when he was 5 years old. Price was born with Spina Bifada, a a birth defect in which the backbone and spinal canal do not close before birth. He was battling the challenges of this condition when the Make-A-Wish Foundation granted his wish to go to the mountains with his family. The result was a Student Government-sponsored "jar war", in which students donate change in their respective class jar to see which grade level can raise the most money. In addition, Make-A-Wish stars could be purchased for $1 each.
The final total of donations has yet to be determined but Student Government would like to thank everyone who contributed to this great cause. Student Council member Meghan Phillips stated that, "I really want to thank Hunter Price for bringing this foundation to our attention, and we all really want to help raise money so that many kids who are dealing with serious illnesses can get their wishes granted, just like he did." For more information on the Make-A-Wish Foundation and how you can help, visit www.wish.org.
Written by: Donna Helms, Media Coordinator
Posted: Oct 14, 2010 by Donna Helms