Corner Canyon High School raises over $57 thousand for Make-A-Wish

Dec 17, 2020, 4:24 PM
Students at Corner Canyon High School raised more than $57 thousand toward Make-A-Wish, granting at least seven wishes in 2021. (Photo credit: Make-A-Wish Utah)
(Photo credit: Make-A-Wish Utah)

DRAPER, Utah — Students at Corner Canyon High School raised more than $57,000 toward Make-A-Wish, granting at least seven wishes for Utah children experiencing severe illnesses.

After a monthlong effort to raise funds, student government leaders revealed during a school assembly Friday the student body raised $57,666 for Make-A-Wish. 

Throughout the month of December, CCHS students hosted several fundraising events — pitting the four class years in competition to see who could raise the most money. The total follows a month of socially distant and masked events, such as ping pong and spikeball tournaments. 

“During these unprecedented times, hope is essential to our community,” said Jared Perry, president and CEO of Make-A-Wish Utah, in a statement. “Wishes bring hope to families when they need it most and the power of a wish extends beyond only the families we serve; it impacts our volunteers, donors, and our entire community. We are deeply grateful for the students, faculty and individuals at Corner Canyon High School for helping us bring hope to so many with their generosity and determination to give.”

Roughly 25% of the student body attended the assembly Thursday with the rest of students tuning in virtually. Before revealing the final tally, the school showed videos from local Make-A-Wish kids and leadership. 

On average, each wish costs roughly $5,000 to accomplish. However, the costs are quickly rising amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the organization. 

As a result, the money raised by Corner Canyon will grant at least seven wishes in 2021. 

Today’s Top Stories

Heart of Utah

The very first ever Miss Volunteer America is Mapleton, Utah's own Alexa Knutzer. Photo courtesy of...
Mark Jackson

Mapleton woman crowned first-ever ‘Miss Volunteer America’

Alexa Knutzen said the name Miss Volunteer America represents the organization's new focus on women's empowerment.
2 months ago
refugees Ukraine...
Mark Jackson

Brigham City man uses time between work gigs to help refugees in Ukraine

His family says Solomon Smith is uniquely trained to bring supplies to refugees in Ukraine, after having worked in the Peace Corp in Africa.
3 months ago
Spencer Truman st george wwii veteran...
Simone Seikaly

St. George WWII veteran celebrates 100th birthday on Valentine’s Day

Spencer Truman was trained to enter combat in gliders, and fought in Operations Overlord and Market Garden, and the Battle of the Bulge.
5 months ago
afghan community fund helps refugees arriving in utah - small boy holds drawing...
Becky Bruce

Update: Afghan Community Fund raises more than a million for Utah refugees

The Afghan Community Fund collected more than $1.1 million since mid-October, though Gov. Spencer Cox acknowledged an unprecedented level of need.
7 months ago
Sarah Pugliese...
Curt Gresseth

Pandemic can’t stop Topaz Fairy on her mission to spread joy

As a special friend to abused and traumatized children across the country, the Topaz Fairy -- who is also a graduate student at the University of Utah -- was determined not to be derailed in her mission of joy by the pandemic.
8 months ago
Amber Gentry

Volunteers of America has resources for homeless youth

SALT LAKE CITY — Thousands of Utah’s homeless youth are not only facing hunger, but are experiencing homelessness. Volunteers of America is a program that aims to promote and spread awareness for the more vulnerable people in our community.   As a part of Utah Gives Back presented by Select Health, The Director of Youth […]
8 months ago

Sponsored Articles

Tax Harassment...
Jordan Wilcox

The best strategies for dealing with IRS tax harassment | You have options!

Learn how to deal with IRS tax harassment. This guide will teach you how to stop IRS phone calls and letters, and how to handle an IRS audit.
spend a day at Bear Lake...
Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

You’ll love spending the day at Bear Lake | How to spend a day at Bear Lake

Bear Lake is a place that needs to be experienced. Spend a day at Bear Lake.
Curb Appeal...
Price's Guaranteed Doors

How to have the best of both worlds for your house | Home security and curb appeal

Protect your home and improve its curb appeal with the latest security solutions like beautiful garage doors and increased security systems.
Prescription opioids can be disposed of during National Prescription Take Back Day...
Know Your Script

Prescription opioid misuse | How to protect your family from the opioid epidemic

Studies have shown that prescription opioid misuse has increased since COVID-19. So what do you need to know about these opioids?
national heart month...
Intermountain Healthcare

National Heart Month: 5 Lifestyle Changes to Make Today to Keep You Heart Healthy

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. One person dies every 36 seconds in the United States from cardiovascular disease
Joseph Smith Memorial Building...
Temple Square

The Joseph Smith Memorial Building is an icon of Salt Lake City | Why hosting an event at this beautiful location will make you a hero this year

Here's why hosting an event at the iconic Joseph Smith Memorial Building in downtown Salt Lake City will make you a hero this year.
Corner Canyon High School raises over $57 thousand for Make-A-Wish