On May 23, the Students Putting an End to Cancer (SPEC) club at South High School hosted their annual St. Baldrick’s event and raised more than $1,175 to help conquer kids’ cancer.
South High students and staff excitedly filed into the courtyard after school to cheer on this year’s shavees, including principal Dr. Christopher Gitz, dean of students Peter Gottfried, school counselor Dr. Joseph Stopanio, teachers Christopher Cioffi and James Millevoi, and student Qihe (Eric) Cui.
Suzanne Jersey, a paraprofessional at South High, donated her time to shave participants’ heads in solidarity with children battling cancer. In addition to funds raised from the haircuts, SPEC club members also conducted a bake sale and collected donations for face painting and colorful hair tinsel.
The SPEC club advisor is Carly Bank, school counselor at South High.
—Submitted by the Great Neck Public School District