Cosmetology Students Shave Mendon Students Heads for Cancer

Fourteen cosmetology students from Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School recently volunteered to shave the heads of students and staff at the fifth annual Buzz Cuts for Cancer fundraiser at the Miscoe Hill Middle School in Mendon, MA. 

As part of Rachel’s Challenge, a nonprofit that aims to inspire compassion and kindness in young students, the school helped raise $911 for the One Mission Pediatric Cancer Charity, topping last year’s record of about $800. Rachel’s Challenge is named after Rachel Scott, one of the first students killed in the Columbine High School shooting in 1999.

“It’s always a little hectic, but everyone is so happy to see what we are doing for them,” said Tri-County junior Carolyn Kiely, 17, of North Attleborough. “There are always so many smiles and so much laughter.”

“I love doing this, and it is my passion to help out,” said junior Meghan Perry, 17, of Medway. “It feels good to take the cape off, and see their faces glowing.”

Although shaving their head was not required to donate money to the fundraiser, students who did were happy to do so.