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Salem Hills High School raises money for Make-a-Wish Foundation

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r By Lauren BushrSeventeen-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.

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

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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.”

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