Faculty, students and parents will be keeping their heads cool during the coming winter, as many shed their locks for cancer this week. The festivities began at Junior School on Monday, when parent Michael High gave up his hair for the second year in a row.
His two sons, Nathan (Grade 5) and Noah (Grade 3) took part by manoeuvring the razor, and Director Nancy Richards assisted in the process as well. The High family has raised over $400 so far for the Tour de Rock. The Grade 5 students, who collected money for the cause, traveled to Senior School on Thursday to witness the arrival of the Tour de Rock riders as well as the Senior School head-shave at the Richmond campus.
Senior School went above and beyond in both their fundraising and hair-removal efforts. By drawing pre-bought raffle tickets to determine who could yield the razor, and then auctioning off the privilege, the Senior School brought their total to over $4000. In addition to the more than 20 heads shaved (including one belonging to a very brave Grade 4 student) and the loss of a couple of ponytails, four courageous young men had their legs waxed.
Middle School got in on the action later in the day, as the students reaped the benefits of their massive fundraising for the Terry Fox Run last week. By raising around $4500 dollars, the students earned themselves the heads of Bruce Kuklinski and Nancy Mollenhauer as well as Jim Willliams’ and Jerome Foenander’s precious facial hair.
The Middle School students did so well they were treated to a bonus head of hair – that of Middle School Director Xaxier Abrioux.