Alvaton Elementary Students Make Changes for Charity

By Kayla Vanover | 

Alvaton, Ky (WBKO) -- This morning, students and teachers at Alvaton Elementary School, stood in front of the entire school to change a life forever.

Seven students and two teachers have been growing their hair out since September 2013, with plans to donate it to Pantene Beautiful Lengths.

The school assembled in the gym as local stylists from Tanglez Salon and New Images snipped away inches of their hair.

The hair will be transformed into wigs for cancer patients who are undergoing chemo treatment.

"In order for us to be leaders, I encourage my students to join me. Then, fifth grade teacher, Mrs. Borland, she also was doing it in her class. So, when we found out, we decided to join together," said Amanda Rupsch, Fourth Grade Teacher at Alvaton Elementary.

"I donated because my mom had cancer, once upon a time, and I felt like I wanted to support people who had cancer, to help them feel better," said Mariah Dodson, Alvaton Elementary student.

This event was the result of a year-long lesson plan on forming habits to become better leaders.

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