Over the weekend, Lied STEM Academy staff participated in the St. Baldrick’s Foundation head-shaving event at McMullan’s Irish Pub to raise money for childhood cancer research. Three teachers (Aramis Bacallao, Kyle Murrell and Peter Newman), one support staff (Clayton Kendrick) and Principal Derek Fialkiewicz had their heads shaved off.
Leading up to the event, school staff collected donations from students, parents, community members, friends and family. Whoever donated the most money would be able to shave the first swipe off of Principal Fialkiewicz’s head. A student donated the most with $200. Students also raised $1,600 for an opportunity to shave the principal’s head during an assembly.
In total, the Lied STEM Academy team raised over $5,000 for childhood cancer research and the donations are still coming in.