Relive the Wish Week Closing Assembly

Wishing that you could go back to Wish Week? Check out the day of the closing assembly, in photos:

by Jana Seal, Kira Zizzo, and Drew Peters

 

 

 

photo by Jana Seal
Golden boys Dani Haddad and Cody Lange ‘20, along with wish kid Fabian and his brother Carlos, lead the student body in chanting, “I believe in Fabian’s wish,” at the closing assembly Feb. 28. Fabian joined in leading the chant after student council presented the Make A Wish Foundation with the money raised throughout the week.

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Riley DeFord, Alana Cassford and Anna Bakken ‘21 watch RCTV’s Wish Week recap video at the closing assembly Feb. 28. Along with their coverage of the events throughout the week, RCTV’s broadcast network, RCBN, broadcasted live at many of the events.

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Kylie Staples, Seth Sewell, Brennan Crock, Emma Goble, and Layton Garrison ‘20 carry posters depicting the sum of money raised throughout the week, as well as the wish kids throughout the state who will have their wishes granted. The total sum raised was $62,404.2, and eight wishes were granted. “Before the assembly we all practiced standing in line and lifting up the numbers to make sure we wouldn’t mess it up in the assembly,” Crock said. “People love giving and when you show them exactly what that giving did and how many people’s lives it affected, it is great to feel the energy of 2300 students and teachers all in one room that were all able to collaborate together and make this awesome week happen.”

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Golden boys Dani Haddad, Cody Lange, and Jack Sloan launch confetti into the air at the Wish Week closing assembly Feb. 28, following the announcement that $62,404.2 was raised throughout the week. After the assembly, student council members swept up the excess confetti in the gym. “We all celebrated and had cake with Fabian until we all decide to get down to business and worked for about an hour taking down all the decorations and sweeping up the confetti,” Student Council member Jojo Pearson ‘21 said.

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Dani Haddad and Cody Lange ‘20 prepare Fabian to help lead the school in the “I believe…” chant. Fabian held the microphone during the chant and began the chant on his own before his brother Carlos, Haddad and Lange joined.

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Fabian’s four year-old brother, Martin, plays with confetti after students filed out of the closing assembly Feb. 28. Martin, as well as Fabian’s nine year-old brother, Carlos, were involved in events throughout the week. “It’s an interesting situation, because [Fabian’s] brother, Martin, also has the same condition that he does,” Student Council member Liam Conaty ‘20 said. “We like to make sure [the whole family] feels included. The whole week is about Fabian, but it’s also celebration of what their family has collectively endured.”

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Student Council members Liam Conaty ‘20 and Josh Woodrow ‘21 flip water bottles with Fabian after the Wish Week assembly. Student Council members, along with student media and Fabian’s family, celebrated the closing assembly with cake in the lunch room. “Basically, one of the kids threw their bottle, and then somebody in STUCO threw their bottle, and that one landed on its bottom,” Conaty said. “From there, we all just started flipping bottles and every time somebody landed it, we would all just cheer super hard… like, too hard.”

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Fabian chants alongside the Golden Boys in the gym during the Wish Week Closing Assembly Feb. 28. The words “we love Fabian” filled the gym.

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After the Wish Week closing assembly, Fabian looks downwards at student council members who throw confetti Feb 28. $62,404.24 was raised in support of Fabian’s wish.

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Student council members, Mia Jackson ‘20 and Kylie Ingram ‘20 watch the Wish Week wrap-up video at the closing assembly in the gym Feb. 28. The closing assembly was live broadcasted by Rock Canyon Broadcast Network.

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In the gym, Connor Hildebrand ‘20 claps while seniors shoot confetti out of silver tubes at the conclusion of the Wish Week closing assembly Feb. 28. The confetti celebrated the news that Fabian’s wish to go to LEGOLAND was granted.

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Dani Haddad gazes at the confetti that rains down on the senior section during the Wish Week Closing Assembly Feb. 28. Enough money was raised from Wish Week to grant eight wishes.

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Student council member Eve Renard ‘21 smiles during the Wish Week closing assembly when the amount of money raised was announced Feb. 28. Student council decorated the hallways with designs that correlated with Fabian’s interests throughout the week.

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2020 Wish Kid, Fabian enthusiastically discusses Mario Kart with student council members in the cafeteria after the Wish Week Closing Assembly Feb. 28. After the closing assembly, Fabian and his family ate cake with Student Council in the cafeteria.

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Fabian’s younger brother, Martin, throws confetti as student council sweeps the senior bleachers after the Wish Week closing assembly Feb. 28. Martin played in piles of blue and white confetti in the empty gym while his father, Carlos, watched on.

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Student Council members, Mia Jackson ‘20 and Kylie Ingram ‘20 announce that the funds raised were able to grant eight total wishes during the Wish Week closing assembly Feb. 28.

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The Jaguar mascot watches as blue and white confetti launches into the sky to celebrate Fabian’s wish to go to LEGOLAND being granted Feb. 28.

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Fabian looks up as he grabs handfuls of blue and white confetti from the floor. The confetti littered the gym and celebrated the granting of Fabian’s wish Feb. 28.