St. Francis shaves for a good cause
The gymnasium at St. Francis in Harbour Grace was a hive of energy this afternoon (April 16) as a group of students and teachers shaved their heads for a good cause. The Shave for the Brave is an annual event that raises thousands of dollars in aid of cancer research. As students filed into the gym, it was possible to feel the energy level rising as grade after grade took their seats. Slowly, a ‘Shave’ chant started to grow until it encompassed the entire space. There were 17 students and four teachers involved in the event. Two female students donated 10-inches of hair to the organization. The loudest cheer came when school principal Gary Barrett took his seat and awaited the silver clippers of his wife Kelly. As each lock of his brown hair waifted to the floor, the student body cheered louder and louder. At the end of the event, it was announced the school had raised over $6,000. The Compass was there and took these shots.
St. Francis Principal Gary Barrett (centre) and the rest of the student body held a Shave for the Brave event on April 16.
Steven Hogan (left) and Lucas Baker show off their yellow toques.
Nicholas Barrett, the son of principal Gary Barrett, helped clear away the disgarded hair
Mitchell Peach works on getting his head shaved.
Teacher Paul Sullivan (right) flashes a nervous smile just before getting his head shaved. Shaver Kelly Barrett is also in the picture.
Principal Gary Barrett (centre) poses for a picture with his wife Kelly and son Nicholas after having his head shaved.
Student Jeffrey Cole (right) and teacher Leo Mackey (left) get their heads shaved by a pair of stylists.
Stylist Jennifer White (left) cuts a swath of hair from the head of Emily Galway.
Haley Mae Dawe (left) and Melissa Murphy donated 10 inches of hair each.
Student Daniel LeBlanc in the midst of losing his hair.