Mary Drew was a little overwhelmed as she walked into Rosa Scott High School and realized that the students had planned an entire pep rally just for her.
Sixteen year-old Mary Drew has a respiratory condition. She is homeschooled, but was invited by Rosa Scott School to their fundraising finale through the Kids for Wish Kids® Program. The school raised $5,000 for Make-A-Wish in order to grant wishes like Mary Drew’s wish to go to Los Angeles.
Entering the gym, Mary Drew ran through a tunnel of cheerleaders and dancers. Mary Drew, her mother, and a friend sat front and center as Rosa Scott honored Mary Drew with cheers, a drum line performance, and an entire video made by students and Rosa Scott teachers that featured Mary Drew’s favorite things. The event concluded with groups of students wishing Mary Drew an amazing time in Los Angeles.
Mary Drew and her mother beamed with joy while tears streamed down their faces. “All I can say is WOW what a great bunch of kids! Thanks for working so hard for Make-A-Wish and making my Mary’s day so special. She will absolutely never ever forget how she felt…” said Mary Drew’s mother. She went on to say how much she appreciated all the hard work and time spent by Rosa Scott students honoring Mary and her wish.
Rosa Scott held numerous fund raisers over a couple of weeks and met their goal of $5,000. Rosa Scott has participated in Kids for Wish Kids for the past five years. They are already in the process of planning for next year’s fundraisers. Make-A-Wish Mississippi appreciates all of the hard work of Rosa Scott High School and this year’s fundraising head, Mrs. Jennifer Ellenburg.