Apex, North Carolina
December 18, 2018 - New Year

Thank you to the entire Apex community for your generosity and donations for Jensen's Wish!

With your help, and the help of an anonymous company who donated $0.50 to each dollar we raised, we were able to surpass our goal of $7,500 and raise $12,000.

We are incredibly grateful for all of your generosity and help to bring the power of a wish to Jensen, his family, and other children with critical illnesses in our community as well.  

Thank you!

Click Image to see Jensen's Story

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The Apex Friendship High School Academy of Engineering (AoE) program and DECA chapter are partnering on a Community Service Project to raise money this holiday for Make-A-Wish Foundation. Our goal is to raise enough money in order to grant one child’s wish. We will be raising money for Jensen, a 6 year old living in Apex with a congenital heart condition. To learn more about Jensen, click his picture below. With your help, we believe we can grant Jensen's wish.

The Downtown Apex Christmas Tree is a cherished town tradition and we are eager to expand upon and enhance the holiday atmosphere. This holiday season we are enhancing the tree by adding more to the nightly presentation with additional scenery, lights, and syncing it all to music. There will also be live performances by the tree at night.


Although our plan is ambitious, we feel strongly that with the support of the community, we can raise enough money to grant Jensen's wish. If you have questions regarding our project please email dcadavid@wcpss.net.


We look forward to celebrating and interacting with you this holiday season and appreciate your support of our Community Service Project and Apex’s downtown businesses.




Academy of Engineering & Advanced Manufacturing (AoE)
The Academy of Engineering & Advanced Manufacturing is a small learning community within the high school. As a four-year high school program, the Academy has a student recruitment process resulting in a student body reflecting the demographics of the community.  Through real-world, hands-on experiences, the Academy exposes students to careers within STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). By partnering with DECA for the 2018-19 school year, AoE is striving to bring the aspects of STEM to the youth community through the Parents' Night Out Events to help raise money for Make-A-Wish of Eastern North Carolina.



DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.  DECA Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit student organization with more than 215,000 members in all 50 United States, the District of Columbia, Canada, China, Germany, Guam, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Spain. The United States Congress, the United States Department of Education and state, district and international departments of education authorize DECA’s programs. This year the AFHS DECA Chapter Community Service Project is working with Make-A-Wish of Eastern North Carolina.


Make-A-WishⓇ Eastern North Carolina
​Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina has one purpose — to grant wishes to children with critical illnesses between the ages from of 2 1/2 and 18. The Eastern North Carolina chapter covers the 49 counties in eastern North Carolina from the Alamance/Orange county line to the coast. Since their founding in 1986, more than 3,500 wishes have been granted. They typical cost to grant one wish is $7,500.

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