South High Hosts St. Baldrick’s Event


On May 15, the Students Putting an End to Cancer (SPEC) club at South High School hosted their annual St. Baldrick’s event and raised almost $500 to help conquer kids’ cancer.

South High Principal Dr. Christopher Gitz (seated) is photographed with (standing, left to right) Suzanne Jersey, SPEC club advisor Carly Bank, Richie Wahl, and fellow shavee Brian Shedrow just after getting his head
shaved during the school’s annual St. Baldrick’s event. (Contributed photo)

South High students and staff excitedly filed into the courtyard after school to cheer on this year’s shaves principal Dr. Christopher Gitz and teachers Michael Passuello, James Morrow, and Brian Shedrow. Suzanne Jersey, a paraprofessional at South High, donated her time to shave participants’ heads in solidarity with children battling cancer.

Members of the South High Students Putting an End to Cancer (SPEC) club are photographed with advisor Carly Bank. (Contributed photo)

In addition to funds raised from the haircuts, SPEC club members also conducted a bake sale and collected donations. All funds from this event benefit the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, an international organization committed to supporting research to find cures for childhood cancers. The SPEC club advisor is Carly Bank, school counselor at South High.

—Submitted by the Great Neck Public Schools District

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