Posted on 06 February 2017.
Jamie Kim news editor
Vivian Geilim opinion editor
For the second annual Wish Week on Jan. 30 to Feb. 3, the student body united to help make 5-year-old Leighton Kaba’s wish to go to Disneyland come true.
To generate spirit among the community, ASB planned a week full of events. On Monday, Jan. 30, an Tuesday, Jan. 31, there were multiple dodgeball competitions at the front lawn during lunch. On Wednesday, Feb. 1, there as a staff karaoke during lunch at the second floor patio. On Thursday, Feb. 2, ASB held a student talent show at the Salter Family Theater from 5 to 7 p.m. On Friday, Feb. 3, due to the rain, the pep rally was canceled, but spirit remained high for the Beverly-Samo basketball matchup. Kaba and her family attended the game, warming the hearts of the students who were there.
All efforts rendered themselves successful as students surpassed the goal of $7,500 by raising $7,704 for the Make a Wish Foundation.
Dressed as her favorite princess, Rapunzel, Leighton Kaba makes her own grand gesture, waving farewell to a crowd of cheering students.
Even Leighton Kaba couldn't contain her excitement, as her energy paralleled that of the students.
During the halftime show, Leighton Kaba gave a heartwarming speech, inciting chants of "Leighton!" in the Swim Gym.
Hebrew teacher Kalia Scheiner gets impromptu background dancers, juniors Tamia James and Greg Carter, during her performance.
As a part of AP Calculus teacher Jeff Berkeley's band, Berkeley and the Derivatives, students (from left to right) Jonathan Artal, Lena Shapiro, Joey Abeles, Sam Schwartz and Noah Lee add background vocals.
AP Calculus and AP Physics teacher Jeff Berkeley belts why he moved back to Los Angeles with Randy Newman’s “I Love L.A.”
After being hit by the ball, sophomore Estella Rosen laughs as she realizes she is out.
During a heated match, sophomores Jonah Okum and Jibran Kabani discuss strategies and plans to win during the dodgeball match.
Senior Andy Liu waits for his opponent’s move, as his Academic Decathlon teammates cheer him on in the back.
Sophomores Ryan Abrishami and Jibran Kabani hug teammate Jonah Okum after Okum scores the winning throw for their team, Pink Socks.
After a first victory, juniors Brian Harward and Evan Karmes-Wainer jump with glee.
After successfully dodging her opponent’s throw, junior Lauren Aviram launches a ball to her next target.
Keeping her eyes on the opposing team, senior Lana Schwartz strategizes her next move.