Skyline High School gives back

December 13, 2011

By Monica Chon

Hall Monitor By Monica Chon Skyline High School

Skyline High School is often referred to as a wealthy school, filled with spoiled and selfish students. However, during the week of Dec. 4, the students proved that these ignorant stereotypes were untrue by raising money for Make a Wish Foundation and Northwest Harvest during a spirit week.

The purpose of high school spirit weeks is usually to entertain the school and brighten up the students. Skyline’s spirit week had the same intention, in addition to giving back to the community.

Like most spirit weeks, each day of the week had a different theme, such as flannel day, winter wear day, and blanket or Snuggie day. And what is a spirit week without activities? Skyline hosted its annual Unplugged Acoustic Night as well as a Winter Wonder Night, filled with games and yummy food. All of the proceeds went to the Make a Wish Foundation.

Skyline also began their own charities, in the same week and the one prior, including a coin drive, a warm clothing drive and a food drive. Many students participated in all of the drives by donating all of their loose change, thick jackets and nonperishable food.

Also, an annual blood drive took place on campus.

Needles and blood may frighten many people, but not Skyline students. Armed with valiance and patience, Spartans lined up to donate their blood for a good cause. This year was the most successful blood drive Skyline has hosted in more than 10 years.

Overall, the charitable spirit week was a huge success. Although this week is over, Skyline will continue to give back for more weeks to come, beginning with the week of Dec. 12, which is Invisible Children Week, helping its founders to end the use of child soldiers in Uganda. This will be Skyline’s third year benefiting the charity.

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One Response to “Skyline High School gives back”

  1. Northwest Harvest on December 14th, 2011 3:23 pm

    We want to thank the students of Skyline for including Northwest Harvest in their spirit week celebration with a food drive to benefit those in need of food! It’s true that stereotypes are often way off base — the same is true for those standing in line for food. Many look just like your neighbor, your teacher, or your best friend and these days that’s likely to be true as more and more “regular” people find themselves in need of something to eat. The need has risen dramatically in Washington (about 35%) since the start of the recession and the looming budget cuts won’t make things easier. We’re grateful for your support!

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