By Nick Pedley
News Editor 

Lopping it off out of love

H-M-S students hold cancer fundraiser


October 26, 2023


H-M-S fourth grader Madilyn Steuben gets one of her ponytails lopped off by Cari Rieck Friday afternoon. Steuben donated her hair to Locks of Love.

If there's such a thing as an emotional haircut, it took place last Friday at Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn.

In front of a packed gymnasium, fourth grader Madilyn Steuben chopped off her hair for Locks of Love. Steuben's selfless act was part of the elementary school's annual cancer awareness event that raised $1,870.21 thanks to contributions from students and staff.

"This is the coolest thing you could do for somebody, Madi," said P.E. teacher Janet Prins, who organized the event. "You don't even know who's going to get it and you're going to do it for them. That's pretty awesome."

During the event...

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