The National Honor Society students at Bolton High School in Arlington, Tenn., have been loyal and generous supporters of Make-A-Wish® Mid-South, raising $40,000 and granting seven wishes in the past four years.
It is the only Kids for Wish Kids® participant associated with the Mid-South chapter that has donated $10,000 every year for three years consecutively. Funds are generated from the sale of snacks at the school and a large-scale Burger Bash, in which students can purchase a hamburger lunch versus the cafeteria food that day.
Their most recent wish recipient was Kendrick, who was not only battling cancer, but also recovering from the recent passing of his father. To boost his spirits, Bolton students invited him to give a motivational speech for their community awareness day. With two other speakers on the panel, he had no idea that all of the festivities were solely for his benefit. At the end of the speeches all were thanked, and one lucky presenter was given the chance to play "Deal or No Deal." Obviously, Kendrick was selected and won the grand prize: His wish to go on a shopping spree! Everyone was a winner that day as students shared in his happiness.