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Wish Week 

By: Christopher Carberry

With Wish Week just around the corner, Estero High School will be celebrating the 6th annual event by once again raising money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. 

Beginning on Saturday, February 5th and ending on Valentine’s Day, Estero High School will hold a number of events throughout the week; These include a car wash at Estero High School on Saturday, February 5th, and dress up days such as Pajama Day, Disney Day, and  EHS Spirit Day.

Throughout the week, Estero student organizations will also be selling goodies such as brownies and ice cream after school to raise money for this year’s wish kid, Grace. 

Grace is a 15-year-old who loves to play video games, joking around with friends and family, and trying out new makeup techniques. Her wish to experience a virtual shopping spree will be expected to be granted by the end of January. “I think it’s a really great cause. I think it’s cool we are the only high school that does it.” says freshman Ally Mahelich. 

Now, you must be wondering what Wish Week is really about at Estero High School. Wish Week isn’t only about teachers getting pied in the face or having an administrator or teacher dress up as Cupid. It is about giving a child a day that they will always remember. It is an amazing effort that Estero High School gives children like Grace a chance at doing or experiencing something “normal” in the midst of dealing with an illness. 

Over the last six years of being the only high school in Southwest Florida to celebrate Wish Week, Estero High School has raised over $20,000 in just five years. What’s even more incredible is Estero letting the students celebrate and buy items too, giving them a chance at making a kid's life better again.  “I think we can reach the goal of $6,000 like we did before.” says Ally. 

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