October 23, 2017

WPAC reaches out through Shave for the Shore

by Paige McCoy, Staff Reporter

Wheeling Political Action Club (WPAC) hosted “Shave for the Shore” on Dec. 7, an event to raise funds through Habitat for Humanity, which will be used to help rebuild homes that were ruined by Hurricane Sandy.

“Shave for the Shore is awesome. It shows their (WPAC’s) compassion and willingness to show people what matters. It’s an opportunity to be creative and think of the best way to raise money,” Sandra Chico, WPAC adviser, said.

With the help of WPAC and seven teachers, WHS gave back to those affected by Hurricane Sandy as they raised $549.16 in “Shave for the Shore.”

“The best part of it was knowing that a small group of people made such a big difference somewhere else,” Alexandra Daggett, sophomore and WPAC member, said.

To raise money, students sold Cinnabons and walked around the cafeteria with jars for donations.

“Hurricane Sandy was heartbreaking. I’m glad we did it (“Shave for the Shore”) because it will help a lot of people. I wish we raised more money so that we could have helped even more people,” Salvador Dominguez, senior, said.

After raising the money, seven teachers volunteered their heads to be shaved by Giuseppe Briguglio, father of Angela Hawkins, Italian teacher.

According to Donald Rowley, social studies teacher, he was prepared for the shave because his hair used to be short, so he knew what to expect. He participated because he believes that you should always help other people.

“(With my head shaved) I am more arrow dynamic. I look tougher and much cooler,” Mr. Rowley said.

Jeff Bott,  Project Lead the Way teacher, thought that “Shave for the Shore” was a creative way to raise money.  Even though he says that it is colder with no hair, Mr. Bott does not regret shaving his head.

“It’s hair, it grows back. It also takes a lot less time in the morning to get ready,” Mr. Bott said.

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