Article: Hope Burning Like a Flame

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Article by Ashlee Bayles and Ella Stoddard - SJHS Student Staff Writers

Red vines, lifesavers, tic tacs, gum, heroes, hats, be red, be you, twins, and touring. This is the life of the students of Springville Junior High the last week of March. The students had the opportunity to be part of Hope Week, which is a week that the Hope Squad used to display their beliefs on how life should be for students. Each day’s dress up represented something that the Hope Squad felt should be brought to the attention of all the people who attend the school. They had several meetings to decide what they felt would help the school become the “happiest place on earth”.

It’s true that the Hope Squad wants to come close to the idea of Disneyland’s goal of being the happiest place on earth. They aim to work together and make the best Junior High experience for everyone. The goal of Hope Week according to Ashley Edwards, an eighth grader, is “To make people aware of what students are there to help them if they need some support.” Emma Cox added to her statement saying that not only is it to make known the members of the Hope Squad, but to show that the matter of loneliness is not getting better, but being ignored. Gibson Condie sums it up by saying, “If you are going through hard times Hope Squad is there.”

Hope Squad put together that week with the sole purpose of bringing the school together and uniting us as a whole. While the dress days were fun, the Hope Squad put a lot of thought and effort into them to make them that way. Dress up week is not just simply dressing up it is symbolising what you believe in. Hope; “A feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen.”