2020 Wish Week Opening Assembly

A sea of blue united in the gym in support of 2020 Wish Kid, Fabian's wish to go to LEGOLAND.

by Kira Zizzo and Emily Wilson

photo by Kira Zizzo
Fabian and his brother, Martin play with a stack of dollar bills collected during the Miracle Minute Feb. 21. Fabian’s brother engaged with him throughout the opening assembly, both expressed their excitement as family watched on.

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Jack Boyer ‘20 cheers in the gym during the Wish Week opening assembly when 10 year-old Fabian is introduced as the 2020 Wish Kid Feb. 21. This is the school’s eleventh year of Wish Week.

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2020 Wish Kid, Fabian sits eagerly among student council members after the Wish Week opening assembly Feb. 21. Fabian wished to visit LEGOLAND due to his piqued interest and admiration of LEGOS. “I thought Fabian was super cute and I always loved LEGOS when I was a kid, so it allowed me to sort of connect with him,” Alexis Johnson ‘21 said.

photo by Kira Zizzo
Alana Cassford ‘21 gasps as she sees the 2020 Wish Kid, Fabian for the first time during the Wish Week opening assembly Feb. 21. The Golden Boys led the chant “I believe in Fabian’s wish” after Fabian’s wish to go to LEGOLAND was revealed.

photo by Kira Zizzo
2020 Wish Kid, Fabian admires the coins in STUCO Miracle Minute collection buckets after the Wish Week assembly Feb. 21. Before students flocked to the bins, Fabian and his brother, Martin tossed in bags of coins.

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In the gym, Lauren Dressler ‘20 watches RCTV’s video on the past Wish Kids during the Wish Week opening assembly Feb. 21. In a speech before the video, math teacher, Tony Koy made a speech regarding how one out of five former Wish Kids passed away.

photo by Kira Zizzo
Fabian stares at a stack of dollar bills donated toward granting his wish during the Miracle Minute Feb. 21. During the Miracle Minute, students rushed down from bleachers to donate change to STUCO collection bins.

photo by Emily Wilson
Principal Andy Abner claps and cheers with the student body as they chant “I believe in Fabian’s wish” during the opening assembly in the gym Feb. 21. After the family was led out of the gym, the student body closed out the assembly with the cheer and Miracle Minute.

photo by Emily Wilson
Fabian plays with the coins after Miracle minute at the end of the opening assembly Feb. 21. Student council members cleaned up the spilled coins on the gym floor following the rush of students to get their coins in the various bins.

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Seniors Madeline Zilligan, Elizabeth Mayr, and Olivia Bianco smile and awe as the RCTV video is played during the opening assembly in the gym Feb. 21. Every year a video is created to showcase past Wish Kids and is played before the new child is introduced to the student body.

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Wish Kid Fabian dances while being introduced to the student body during the opening assembly in the gym during seminar Feb. 21. As the 10-year-old was brought out with his family, Fabian and his brother jumped and smiled as Student Council passed around the microphone to each family member.

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Bhavya Surapaneni ‘23 rushes with the rest of the student body to dump her coins in the bins during Miracle Minute towards the end of the opening assembly Feb. 21. Students prepared to dash towards the bins as Principal Andy Abner reminded students to be careful when making their donations.