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Hope Stout, 12 years old, was a rising 7th grader at Weddington Middle school in 2003. She had just made the cheerleading squad for football, and the school year had come to a close. She began having knee pains and was eventually diagnosed with Osteosarcoma (bone cancer). Hope's battle with cancer lasted only six months, but before she left this earth, The Make a Wish Foundation came to her to grant her a "wish". The money had been raised by Weddington High School (where her two older sisters, Austin and Holly attended). At first, she wished to be famous and have a "walk-on TV role." Then she asked Make-a-Wish what the other kids did to get their wish. She found out that there was a waiting list, and 155 children were waiting on funds to be raised so they could receive their wish. Hope put her wish aside and said she would like to help these other children with their wishes.
An impressive streak
Last week, the WMS girls basketball team played for the league championship against Piedmont Middle. They lost 42-37. While the defeat was heartbreaking, what these girls had accomplished for more than two years is truly remarkable. Building upon their skills, determination and team work, the girls' team had gone undeafeated for 33 games, including the 2013 championship against Piedmont.
Coach Troy King said that he expected extra pressure this year to keep the winning streak alive; "it’s always going to be harder the second time." However, that pressure kept the team going, including a tournament win again East Union in an overtime thriller.
Congratulations to the 2013-2014 Weddington Middle School girls basketball team!