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Our View: Having pride in the Wolf pack


February 7, 2018

It takes a village to raise a child, as the saying goes, and nowhere is that more evident than in Green River.

Green River’s residents are generous and quick to donate towards a worthy cause. The city’s altruistic nature is perfectly displayed in Green River High School students’ continued work in both the annual Make-A-Wish Foundation fundraising drive and the recent blood-drive challenge.

Since last Thursday, students have worked hard to raise money for the foundation. The amounts raised haven’t been small either. Teaming with students from Rock Springs, students were able to raise $60,000 for Make-A-Wish last year.

Some students have gone above and beyond that calling as well. One student, Mary Harris, established a nonprofit last year to help those impacted by hurricanes.

While much of the credit goes to students’ families placing that spark within their children, credit also goes to GRHS Principal Darren Howard, Amanda Santhuff and the rest of the staff at the high school for fostering an environment supportive of charity. What the students do each year is worthy of the praise we’re giving them, as many students and schools don’t do as much as those in Green River. This is evidenced in the fact that the blood drive has become incredibly important to United Blood Services.

“It’s our biggest event of the year and actually the biggest in Wyoming as far as results,” UBS employee Sandy Thomas told us last week.

The students at GRHS should be proud of their accomplishments and continue the good work they perform within our community. Without them, a child facing a terminal illness would not have their wish granted. Without them, an ample blood supply might not be available for those who need it.

The Wolves are proof the future of our community is in good hands.


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