Skyline High School gives back
December 13, 2011
By Monica Chon
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.