The students and staff at Amity Middle School in Orange have shown their true character and empathy for the 11th year in a row by participating in the St. Baldrick’s Foundation of Giving Hair and Hope. The students and staff came together to raise money for research to find a cure for children’s cancer. This year $23,000 was raised bringing the school’s total over $220,000 raised over 11 years.
Over 30 staff members from across all three Amity Regional School District No. 5 schools volunteered their time and hair. With the help of 6 local hair dressers who volunteered their time, over 50 heads were shaved and nine ponytails were collected. Staff members donated baskets for the raffle and worked the concession stand. The 7’s, a student group of talented AMSO musicians, provided entertainment. Vicki Fielosh, teacher at Amity Middle School in Orange and chairperson of the event, said, “It was touching to see the whole school community come together for this worthy cause.”
Front row, left to right: Vicki Fielosh, chairperson; Deb Estok, Lisa Kochiss; Leah Katz; Will Delvecchio; Grayson Kutcha-Hemphry; Rhit Saundankar; Hayden Chetwynd; Taylor Student; Aleisha Zawadski; Robin Ben-Eli; Bobbie Miller
Second row, left to right: Barbara Ceneri; Patti Masella; Jenna Kaiser; Dana Pletter; Kayleigh Fitzpatrick; Reagan French; Zhuoling Jiang; Isabelle Rosewater; Sydney Melchiore; Yada Mus; Adam Matine; Aiden Courtney
Back row, left to right: Christopher Carlson, Tiernan Hennessey
Photograph by Jennifer Marganski