Student organized fundraiser enjoys 11th successful year.
The Wilton High School Cafeteria was all a buzz with the sound of hair clippers last night as 50 students and members of the faculty became 2019 shavees in support of the St Baldrick’s Foundation for research into pediatric cancer.
This is the 11th year that WHS has been holding the fundraiser and it was announced on the night that the group meet their $20,000 fundraising goal. Three individual students raised over $1000 each, an amazing achievement.
The Fundraiser is organized each year by a student committee supported by Mr. Pompa as their advisor. Senior August Theoharides spoke passionately about his support for the cause ‘When I was in middle school, my little sister was diagnosed with stage four neuroblastoma and has now been cancer free for five years’
Edward, a freshman spoke of why he is taking part “I always wanted to participate in St. Baldrick’s. It feels good to do what you can to help others, but it’s really strange to have a head that feels like velcro”
This year three girls took part which is the largest female participation in the history of the Wilton event. Mr Liptack was also participating in the event for the 8th time.