On Tuesday January 15th, the exect board team “The Mission” felt very kind by funding the inaugural Winter Wishes at BHS. It was an idea that the Mission had because of the extra money that is still in their budget. Their plan was to have students send in wishes on a piece of paper in their sixth hours. Each student had one wish and if it was reasonable, realistic and caring then they have a chance to get their wish granted by the Mission.
“Olivia wished for me to get a monkey. So randomly in third hour the other day I received a little monkey. It was a weird wish for her but I am happy I received the fun monkey”, senior Amy Hughes said.
The wishes came pouring in from all over BHS. The thoughtful and kind wishes that were for someone other than the person writing it would be the ones more likely to be chosen. Students had the opportunity to write a wish for a friend and they could even write it anonymously so their friend would not have a clue of who it was that was doing this great act of kindness. Other students who wished for something personally or wanted their friend to know who it was could take the wish by putting their name to it. Many students wanted to get class prizes or treats, so they wished for many things like donuts in their first hour or a pizza party in sixth hour. The true warm kind hearts of BHS students came out on January 15th.
“I thought it was a great idea by the Mission. It really got the whole school involved and started a tradition that will hopefully continue”, junior Nicole Huard said.
The day was a huge hit throughout BHS. Hopefully it sticks for many years. Usually the exect board teams don’t have money left in the bank, but the Mission did a great job budgeting everything this year. The idea of winter wishes a great idea that must have been hard to come up with. The idea did just what was expected, it got students excited to wish for nice things for other people. It spread kindness. They started a great event that will hopefully let kids wish for many years to come.
“My wish was to be the school principal for a day. Luckily my wish was granted. So on Tuesday February 12th, I will be a principal for the day. I am really excited and I cant wait to see what I'll be doing”, senior Zach Djordjevski said.