During their recent SWAG Week event, Heritage Hall Upper School students came together in support of Urban League of Greater Oklahoma City, Inc., an organization that works to provide economic empowerment, educational opportunities, and the guarantee of civil rights to the underserved within our community.
Hosted annually by the senior peer leaders, this year’s week-long fundraiser included dress-up days and a bake sale. Students also enjoyed after-school activities, such as a PowderPuff flag football tournament between the different grades, an outdoor screening of Back to the Future, and a Cyclebar benefit ride.
To end the week, peer leaders hosted a dare/auction assembly during which students and faculty could bid on items ranging from a new pair of Air Jordan 1’s to gift card baskets/bundles to Mr. Cassell’s (Head of Upper School) parking space.
After daring to eat a Carolina Reaper pepper (for a price), Porter Chapelle ’22 described the experience as “an everlasting pain of hotness mixed with little pinches and pokes under my tongue.”
Though a fun week was had by all, students never lost sight of the goal of benefiting the Urban League’s career services and after-school tutoring programs. Thank you to everyone who helped make SWAG Week a success – your inspiring generosity will make a difference in the lives of many.