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The Works Of A Miracle Minute

Brenton Force, Staffer

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Imagine you’re sitting in your second period class. The clock strikes 10:05 AM and the miracle minute officially starts. The bag is headed toward you and now you must decide. Will you put any money in the bag. You now have a decision. Do you donate money or do let it go past. This is the dilemma that students deal with every year.

 

The miracle minute has occurred every year in schools all around the country. “Throughout the years thousands and thousands of dollars have been made,” said Scott Cohen, Activities Director of Smoky Hill. Every year in just one minute hundreds of dollars are donated to be given to a needy cause. One student, Abigahil Peterson, a senior at Smoky Hill High School donates every year.

 

“I love to donate during the miracle minute because it makes me feel better to know that I am giving money to those in need. It might seem like nothing to other students, but to me it means everything,” says Abigahil Peterson. “Those five or so dollars can really go a long way and it can help somebody who really needs it. I look forward to donating this year again.”

 

The miracle minute may raise a lot of money each year however there are some kids who can’t afford to donate every year. Students without jobs may not have much to give away to charity. One student who doesn’t donate regularly, senior Kevin Alexander Jr says, “I don’t have much to really give away. When I do carry cash around with me it’s not very much.”

 

“I understand that the miracle minute goes to a charity that needs the funds, but I don’t have funds to give,” said Kevin. “I personally don’t think that donating to it is too important. Every year the people around me donate and the school still makes a lot of money.  I just feel that my few dollars wouldn’t make a great change for those around me.”

 

It’s always good to keep in mind that even if somebody doesn’t donate that doesn’t mean they don’t care. “At the end of the day it comes down to a student’s choice whether to donate or not,” said Scott Cohen.

 

“The yearly miracle minute is a great way to give back to the community. It shows to the world that we as a group care about the world we live in and the people that live here with us.” says Scott. “It doesn’t really bother me when I see that some students don’t donate just because I know that it isn’t necessary to donate for everybody.”

 

This years miracle minute will take place during second period on November 13. During the minute it takes place a container will be passed around for students to put money in. The class that donates the most money will earn free breakfast burritos. “I hope to see my fellow students donate alongside me,” said Abigahil Peterson.

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