Eleven Howell High School students will leave school on Friday, Feb. 12, with a new hairdo as part of a fundraiser to support Howell Public Schools families battling cancer. The students are raising money for the Howell Interact Club’s annual fundraiser that ends with each student shaving their head during the school’s Winterfest Pep Rally. In addition to the students, Erin MacGregor, Howell Public Schools superintendent has also agreed to raise some funds by shaving his head during the event.
In past years, the fundraiser has supported the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, but this year will support a new organization called the Howell High School Ribbon Warriors. According to Sarah Cortez, Howell Interact Club president, the change from St. Baldrick’s to Ribbon Warriors was made as a way to ensure that the money raised will stay local and support those battling cancer within the Howell Public Schools community.
The students who are agreed to shave their heads are freshman Gordan Hartford and Cole Mullens; sophomores Conner Koviu, William Newell and Kylie Pollman; juniors Brandon Riffle and Josh Stanley; and seniors Amber Farachione, Sarah Riley McEntee, Jenny Horton and Blake Alexander. Each student has set a fundraising goal of $1,000. The Interact Club hopes to raise $15,000.
Donations can be made online by clicking here or mailed to: Howell Interact Club, C/O Howell High School, 1200 W. Grand River Ave., Howell, MI 48843
If mailing a donation, please include “Ribbon Warriors” on the memo line.
The Winterfest Pep Assembly will begin at 1:30 p.m. in the Howell High School Field House located at 1200 W. Grand River, Howell.