High school seniors cancel trip to help pay for principal's cancer costs
New Hampshire high school seniors decided to forego their upcoming senior class trip and donate the money they raised to their principal's medical care.
Profile High School principal Courtney Vashaw was diagnosed with a rare cancer of the soft tissue a few days before the senior class left for their four-day trip to Rydin' High Ranch in New York, according to WMUR. After learning of the diagnosis the seniors unanimously decided to take the nearly $8,000 they'd raised and donate it to Vashaw instead.
"I feel like this has been a beautiful experience as an educator," Vashaw told WABC. "You work so hard to try and help cultivate not only academically astute young people but kids who care. I am just so impressed and so proud of these kids for being the embodiment of that."
The senior class will still have some sort of class trip, but they'll keep it local. They also plan on holding future fundraisers for their principal.
Profile High School's seniors aren't the ones making news for their kindness. Last week, a Charleston, South Carolina private school teacher garnered national media attention for giving her students each a hundred dollar bill, and challenging them to double it and donate the money to charity.
Since she started teaching in 2011, her students have donated more than $51,000.
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