Holmen High School students grant each other’s holiday wishes

Holmen High School students are embracing the holiday spirit by granting wishes for each other.

The “Winter Wishes” Project is a student-led event where each kid is given three wishes, one for them self, and two for other people. Wishes are then collected and assigned randomly to the entire student body.

The biggest gifts were given during an assembly on Friday.

Last year kids received items like gas gift cards, a new prom dress, college scholarships and even a car.

But when students can’t buy big gifts for each other, even the smallest gesture brings joy to someones day.

“I didn’t have a lot of money to do big gifts but I could so a lot of small ones that really make a difference so, I went to Starbucks I took all the Starbucks tags off of the wall and I got 15 coffees and brought them all to school to give to people,” said Senior, Jillian Reitzel. “It’s super rewarding to see the reactions on everyones faces.”

Some big wishes granted this year were guitars, computers, and tickets to the band KISS given to a super fan teacher.

Morgan Treadway, a Senior at Holmen said, “It makes your heart happy. You grant their wish and you see the smile on the people faces, and they don’t expect it at all and it just makes everyone so joyful.”

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