Saturday, November 5, 2011

Make-A-Wish Thursday

Thursday, students at Barnett and the high school dressed up in green, Q's favorite color. The activity for this day was the "ManHawk" at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. Six or seven teams of boys performed dance routines under the direction of their coaches (whichever girls wanted to coach them). Almost all the boys from our ward danced on one team or another. A big thanks and congratulations to Weston Rowley, Darren Brackner, Michael Redhouse, and Kyle Tarter. Their dances were hilarious. Some groups had glow sticks, one group had Q-U-I-N-T-O-N written on their under shirts, one group made a Q out of pom-poms, and one group had a heart and Q on their boxers.....My cheeks hurt from smiling so much.

They pretty much packed the house. It was the biggest ManHawk event ever. Over a thousand people were there. They sold out of T-Shirts. They sold out of dog tags. They had a line running out the building and around the corner. We were so touched.

At the end of the competition, they asked the teams to go up on stage; they announced that they had a special guest to present the awards. The teams all started chanting, Q, Q, Q, Q. Quinton came out on stage, and the place erupted. He announced the winners (he did a great job) and the winning team had their pictures taken pointing to Q. Here again, I can't even describe how great it was. What a gift they have given our family. It's like the "wish" is just second prize to all this love and support and confidence boosting the students are doing. The wonderful thing about this event is that it is all driven by the students. The advisor is doing a wonderful job, but she is only backing this service-oriented project that the students are all excited about. I can't say enough wonderful things about the students at SHHS!