National Honor Society to support Make-A-Wish


Jordan Ruppert

The high school’s first Wish-A-Thon will be held on May 8. The event supports the Make-A-Wish foundation which helps children with critical illnesses.

Every year, the National Honor Society (NHS) hosts a philanthropy project, and in years past, they’ve supported the American Cancer Society through Relay for Life. However, this year the organization will support the Make-A-Wish Foundation May 8 at the high school from 7-11 p.m.

NHS is raising money to support the foundation through fundraisers such as selling Make-A-Wish t-shirts and selling tickets to the event, where they will reveal the wishes of the children.

“We want students to wear those shirts throughout the rest of the year to try to promote Make-A-Wish,” NHS sponsor Tania Vaughn said.

Make-A-Wish grants wishes for children with critical illnesses in hopes of helping them fight through their illnesses.

“There are some Lovejoy families that have been personally involved with Make-A-Wish, so we thought it would be a little bit more impactful since it’s something that the community has experienced,” senior NHS member Olivia Porsch said.

This year, they hope to raise $20,000, or two wishes, since one wish is equivalent to about $10,000.

“We’re hoping to be able to present to them that evening a wish reveal, and give them their wish,” Vaughn said.