Whee! Day in St. Paul

CFHS students gather with other We Day participants at the Excel Center

The Excel Energy Center was bumping for a cause Tuesday, September 20th, celebrating students and staff from surrounding schools who impact their homes, communities, and globe by doing service projects and volunteer work. Music from Jordan Smith (from The Voice), Sabrina Carpenter (from Girl Meets World), OMI (hit single “Cheerleader”), and Serena Ryder (hit single “Stompa”) got the crowd on their feet. Mrs. Rosemann, CFHS Interact leader/advisor, likes We Day for the abundance of new campaign ideas sparked there to start the school-year off strong. She also explained, “We Day is a reward for last year’s hard work; it’s like a mini concert, while still being an educational experience.”

To inspire the audience to continue making a difference, speakers shared their messages. Astronaut Buzz Aldrin preached the power of never giving up while sporting a “Destination Mars” t shirt and suspenders. Student Avrey Dicke, who has gone to We Day twice now, was in awe of the astronaut, but her favorite part was seeing a more local star, Falen, from KDWB. YouTube star Lilly Singh approached all the ladies in the place, asking us to build up one another instead of falling back on jealousy. She promoted the new Rafiki bracelet she designed with the women of Kenya, who make these bracelets that mean “friendship” in Swahili to earn a fair wage. Her new bracelet named “Girl Love” helps provide funds specifically for girls in Kenya to access primary school education. It joins the other rafiki bracelets including ones to aid clean water, education, financial tools, school supplies, healthy food, and health care to the people of Kenya in dire need of these types of support. The rafiki bracelet fundraisers are the symbol of what We Day represents. Simply put by Avrey to sum up the day, “I was just sad it had to end.”