Prancing for pets senior project complete


Photo courtesy of Kylee Wisor

Good Dog! Senior Kylee Wisor smiles with project partner Emily Rentz. The two girls participated in Wisor’s senior project “Prancing for Pets” which was a two mile walk to raise money for the Humane Society. The walk took place on Dec. 14.

Jocelyn Fetter, Reporter

Kylee Wisor is a senior who participates in cross country at Altoona High. Emily Rentz also participated. Wisor has spent her years being a part of the team and based her senior project off of that. Wisor’s senior project was to help donate money to the Humane Society.

Q.  How many people participated in your project?

A. Twenty-Two

Q. How has this event positively affected you?

A. This project has just shown me that I can accomplish more than I thought I could and it has made me feel really good about myself for being able to help the Humane Society.

Q. How would you describe what it felt like to complete this project?

A. I felt so proud of myself for getting it all done, and I just felt so lucky because two members of my family and some of my friends came and helped out.  I just felt so lucky that they did that for me.

Q. What was the most difficult part of a project this large?

A. The most difficult part of a project this large was getting donations because we needed to much help with timing and food and stuff like that but luckily I met some really amazing people who helped me so much.

Q. How did others benefit from participating in your project?

A. They got to run a race that wasn’t as expensive and they got to have the fun experience of being supported through a race and getting the chance  to win prizes and talk to other runners that they may have never met if it weren’t for running.

Q. If you could go back and change your project, would you?

A.  I would not change my project; it was a lot of work but it was great to be able to help the Humane Society.

Q. How does your project positively reflect you and the cause you’re helping?

A. I think this project reflects that I help out the community and that I care about the Humane Society.

Q. Would you ever recommend an event like this to others needing a senior project?

A. I would recommend doing an event but only if you have time because my event took a lot of time.

Q. How has this project affected you outside of school?

A. This project has really shown me how to just get better at talking to people because I had to go up to strangers and ask for donations and that was really hard at first but it got so much easier because of this project.

Q. What was the most memorable moment from your project?

A. There was a lady who ran the 5k, and she ran her best time ever at our race. It was such a great feeling to know that she did it on our race.