Students give money saved for class trip to principal battling cancer

After years of saving and fundraising, the graduating class of New Hampshire’s Profile Senior High School finally had $8,000 for their senior trip.

It was supposed to be a getaway to Ridin’ Hy Ranch and Resort — four days of revelry and relaxation in New York’s Adirondack Mountains.

But about a week before the trip, Principal Courtney Vashaw told students about a personal battle: she has an aggressive form of cancer, CNN affiliate WMUR reported.

So the seniors took a vote — and told her about their unanimous decision:

“We decided not to go on our senior class trip this year and donate all of our funds to your cause,” class treasurer Ian Baker said.

Vashaw shook her head and covered her eyes, overcome with emotion.

“It is very hard for me to accept help, and I have no idea what to say to you,” she said.

The principal doesn’t normally like to talk about her private life, but knew she had to tell students why she’d be gone from school for a while.

Baker said the decision was easy.

“She’s just very caring, very selfless, and we wanted to be selfless, too,” he told WMUR.

Class president Christopher Sirois said every senior at the school, which has about 180 students, has a connection to Vashaw.

“She has given so much to us that we just wanted to give back,” he told the affiliate.

Once Vashaw was able to speak again, she praised the seniors

“They are (a) pretty remarkable, fun, astonishing group of people,” she told WMUR.

The seniors are planning a different senior class trip, but one that is local, the affiliate said.

And just because they’re graduating on June 5 doesn’t mean they’re leaving Vashaw. The seniors said they plan to have more fundraisers for her.

ad-high_impact_4
Life
Kids become firefighters at Fire Station 98 open house
Henderson residents wore fire hats, learned about CPR and met firefighters at the Fire Station 98 open house Saturday, August 11, 2018. (Marcus Villagran Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
People from all over the world attend RollerCon 2018
RollerCon 2018 is a five-day convention focused on the roller derby community and culture at Westgate in Las Vegas. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
Camp Broadway teaches kids how to sing and dance
The Smith Center's seventh annual Camp Broadway musical theater program gives 150 kids ages 6-17 an opportunity to learn musical theater skills from industry professionals over a five-day period. Marcus Villagran/ Las Vegas Review-Journal @brokejournalist
Las Vegas police officer on being PETA's Sexiest Vegan Next Door
Las Vegas police officer David Anthony talks vegan lifestyle and how he feels about being voted PETA's sexiest Vegan next door from his home on Monday, July 9, 2018. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
'NO H8' Campaign comes to Las Vegas
Hundreds of locals participate in the NO H8 campaign founded by Adam Bouska and Jeff Parshley as a response to Proposition 8, a California ban on same-sex marriage. The campaign has since evolved to represent equal treatment for all. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
Over 40,000 People Attend The 4th Of July Parade In Summerlin In Las Vegas
Over 40,000 People Attend The 4th Of July Parade In Summerlin In Las Vegas. (Janna Karel Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Star Wars and Golden Knights mashup at downtown art shop
Star Wars and Vegas Golden Knights fans attend the Boba Fett Golden Knight Paint Class at The Bubblegum Gallery in Las Vegas, Friday, June 29, 2018. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
Bark-Andre Furry meets Capitals superfan Ovie the Bulldog
Two of NHL's furriest fans met at the Forum Shops in Caesars Palace on Tuesday, June 18, 2018, in Las Vegas. Vegas Golden Knights superfan Bark-Andre Furry and Washington Capitals superfan Ovie the Bulldog shared a plate of meatballs and spaghetti with help from Logan, "The Girl with the Hat." (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
TOP NEWS
News Headlines
Add Event
Home Front Page Footer Listing
Circular
You May Like

You May Like