April 6, 2017
From Oil City News
Kelly Walsh and Natrona County high schools will host the 2nd annual “Battle of the Schools” this week to raise funds for Make-A-Wish Wyoming.
The two crosstown-rivals will square-off on April 6, 2017, inside the Natrona Auditorium at 7pm. The event is free and open to the public.
Donations in favor of either Kelly Walsh or Natrona County can be contributed at the door.
During the event eight students and one teacher from each school will form a competitive team, one team for Kelly Walsh High School and one team for Natrona County High School. The teams will compete in a combination of trivia questions, pop-culture quizzes, and minute-to-win-it games.
KW Student Body President, Hannah Henry described the complex school rivalry by saying the two are constantly “battling through sports, or clubs. But in this we can go head to head, in a controlled environment, to compete in some silly skills that are fun to do and to watch.”
NCHS Student Representative Liane noted that the first “Battle of the Schools” was a means of bringing the two rivals under one school roof for an evening of friendly competition and in doing so “helping make a kids wish come true,” through the Make-A-Wish Wyoming program.
Both high schools are active participants in the Kids for Wish Kids program offered through Make-A-Wish America. This program encourages students, kindergarten through twelfth-grade, to raise money to grant the wishes of children who are battling life-threatening medical conditions.
High school students have full creative liberty to plan and execute fundraising events within their schools and communities through the Kids for Wish Kids program. The participating schools compete for awards and recognition at the Wyoming Association of Student Councils conference each fall.
Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. To be eligible for a wish, a child must be between the ages of 2 ½ and 18 years old and have a life-threatening illness that is defined as progressive, degenerative or malignant.