St. Paul girls participate in Pantene Ponytail Challenge to fight cancer

St. Paul Catholic High School held a Pantene Ponytail Challenge to raise money for the American Cancer Society last Thursday, Jan. 28.

Eleven girls donated 81/2 inches or more of their hair for the making of wigs for cancer patients. One of St. Paul Catholic core values is service: giving of one’s self to help and support others.

St. Paul Catholic alumni, Emily Camden, class of 2011, a hairdresser at First Impressions in Bristol, donated her time to cut the ponytails and give the girls a haircut.

Norma Kendrick, St. Paul teacher, said, according to a school press release, “It was a wonderful experience, Emily talked to the girls, eased their nerves by making us laugh at her jokes, and I was her assistant for the day.”

The Kilbourne family helped to organize and execute this event.