T-Shirt Countdown

Staff and administration promote this year's Wish Week by wearing their previous Wish Week shirts starting from the year they began teaching at Rock Canyon.

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Educational Assistants Kathy Gallo and Kandi Hedges pose in their 2013 Wish Week shirts outside of the 3000s Feb. 19. This is Gallo's first year at Rock Canyon and Hedges seventeenth year. "The change that I see in our students when we get to Wish Week and everybody comes together for a cause that's bigger than we are individually is really heartwarming and uplifting and I really want that for our freshmen every year," Hedges said.

by Lily Hansen, Reporter

Math teacher Karen Bukowski sports her 2018 Wish Week t-shirt to promote 2020’s Wish Week Feb. 19. All teachers wore their Wish Week shirts from the year of which they started. “Wearing our Wish Week t-shirts shows that students and staff and working together to make Wish Week a great experience,” Bukowski said. This is Bukowski’s fifth year so she started wearing her Wish Week shirts Feb. 13.

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Honors Biology and Biotech teacher Susanne Petri wears her 2017 Wish Week shirt Feb. 19. Petri started working at Rock Canyon in 2014. “As a teacher, Wish Week is one of my favorites. Seeing the students participate and all the variety of activities provided to raise money to support this organization,” Petri said.

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Biotech teacher Shawndra Fordham wears her 2015 Wish Week shirt in room 5200 Feb. 19. Fordham has been working at Rock Canyon since the beginning of its construction (2003). “I love Wish Week because you get to see the hearts of the Rock Canyon students,” Fordham said.

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Athletics Secretary Lori Rommel stands outside of the Learning Commons in her 2014 Wish Week shirt in from of the Learning Commons Feb. 19. Rommel has been working at Rock Canyon for sixteen years. “This is my favorite shirt because it’s one of the originals when we first started with Wish Week,” Rommel said.

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Kitchen Assistant Brenda Clark eats lunch with Penny Williams in her 2011 Wish Week shirt in the commons Feb. 19. Clark has been working at Rock Canyon for thirteen years and has every shirt starting with the first Wish Week.”It brings everybody together and I think it sets as example to bring everyone together as a community and you all are working for the same result,” Clark said.

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Educational Assistants Kathy Gallo and Kandi Hedges sport their 2013 Wish Week shirts outside of the 3000s Feb. 19. This is Gallo’s first year at Rock Canyon and Hedges’ seventeenth year. “The change that I see in our students when we get to Wish Week and everybody comes together for a cause that’s bigger than we are individually is really heartwarming and uplifting and I really want that for our freshmen every year,” Hedges said.