Judging from the deafening roar and rumble of the sold-out crowd, HawkMania V exceeded all expectations. The March 21 event was a non-stop thrill ride through momentous matchups and poignant character arcs. Besides putting on an epic show, students successfully raised $10,000 to grant a child’s wish through Make-A-Wish.
HawkMania V was the grand finale for the event founder, architect, and guiding star, Josh Hammer ‘16, who is graduating this year with his Masters of Education. Throughout the years, this event has been a labor of love for the many dedicated participants and community volunteers that bring it to life. Hammer explains, “Every year we proved that what people thought was impossible was possible. The guiding force from the very first event was to build up school spirit and bring everyone together for a noble cause. I hope that people see the powerful message behind the [glorious] spectacle and that the event lives on. I plan to come back to HawkMania X one day.
Watch HNU students present the wish, a trip to Greece, to Lilly, an 18-year-old undergoing treatment for Hodgkin's Lymphoma.