CVU students help make wishes come true

Champlain Valley Union’s Business Ethics class is hosting their fourth annual Family Formal, a friendly and fun dance that brings families together from Shelburne, Charlotte, Hinesburg, Williston, and Chittenden County at large. The event is primarily targeted towards children in grades K-5 (older and younger children are welcome), who will attend the dance with a significant adult in their lives or with their family. The dance will be held in the high school cafeteria from 4:30 to 7:30 pm on Jan. 26, 2013.Tickets will be sold for $15 per adult, $5 per child, with a $40 max for a family of four or more. The class goal is to raise $7,500, all of which will be donated to the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

Business Ethics is a class at Champlain Valley Union (CVU) that focuses on business ethics and social responsibility.  A major part of the class is developing a sense of social responsibility in future businessmen and women.  This event is the direct result of all the work and commitment put in by the Business Ethics students: Keri Berghahn, Brian Boisjoli, Zack Evans, Pierce Farrington, Joe Fontaine, Kirk Fontaine, Taggert Francis, Parker Francis, Evan Grey, Shane Haley, Timmy Halverson, Silas Hill, Jess Holly, Jessica Smith, Elise Major, Tyler Ogden, Elizabeth Palmer, Sam Rose, Craig Sampson, Patrick Shea, Julia Sokolowski, Taylor Spillane, and Annie Wernhoff. The class is taught by Tamie-Jo Dickinson.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Vermont is a non-profit organization that serves the entire state of Vermont and grants wishes to children who attain life-threatening medical conditions who are between the ages of 2 to 18 years old. Since 1989 this organization has bypassed their patients’ discouragement and overcome it by granting wishes that they have requested. Their purpose is to grant the wishes of children to enhance the human experience with optimism, strength, and happiness. Fulfillment of a child’s wish can be a meaningful and heartwarming experience that can be both beneficial to the child and family. An average wish costs nearly $11,000. The organization receives no state or federal funding and is solely funded by generous donations by individuals, corporations, small businesses, and special events. Every dollar donated is one worth spent.  For this reason, please consider attending the Family Formal and helping make a child’s wish come true.

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