St. Baldrick's Sets New Record

Maplewood Intermediate School teacher Mr. James Metzak has a cringe-worthy moment as one of his winning students get their turn with the shears.
Maplewood Intermediate School teacher Mr. James Metzak has a cringe-worthy moment as one of his winning students get their turn with the shears.
Fresh out of the barber’s chair Michael Jackson, left, gets hearty congratulations from fellow student Julio Taku.
Fresh out of the barber’s chair Michael Jackson, left, gets hearty congratulations from fellow student Julio Taku.
Three generations of the Rogers family (Jaime on left), step-up for the cause.
Three generations of the Rogers family (Jaime on left), step-up for the cause.

Perhaps this will go down as one of the most successful St. Baldrick’s fundraising events in South Huntington. They were still counting the donations, weeks after the barber shears rested.

Whitman’s St. Baldrick’s co-coordinators Mr. Jaime Rogers and Ralph Miranda are please to report that the tally could exceed $40,000 for this year.

As part of the annual event held at Walt Whitman High School, South Huntington’s Maplewood Intermediate School pooled their resources and made a big showing. Teachers received donations that allowed students to shave their teacher’s heads. Students couldn’t resist, and of course the winners are the many children battling cancer that the donations will go to.

This year, Whitman formed a special administrators group aptly named the ‘Baldicats’ and solicited the support of Superintendent Bennardo, SHTA President Dennis Callahan, Whitman Principal John Murphy, Stimson Principal Eddie Smith, Whitman Assistant Principals; Dr. Scott Muller and Team Captain Colleen Grady, as well as Colleens husband Roy Scarlett and Whitman staffers Chris Patronaggio, and John Smykowski.

Congratulations to the South Huntington Community for making this one of the most successful St. Baldrick’s events.

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