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Friday, November 30, 2012

Maple Avenue Middle School raises nearly $2,000 for Hurricane Sandy victims

Students and staff at the Maple Avenue Middle School raised $1,949.33 for the American Red Cross and Hurricane Sandy victims with the help of some brave faculty members who sacrificed their hair for the cause. 
Left to right are Stuart Byrne, principal; eighth-grade math teacher Kurt Andress, who shaved his head to raise money for the relief effort; eighth-grade science teacher Josh Nixon, who had his hair cut in a Mohawk; eighth-grade social studies teacher Rick Fleming, who shaved his mustache; and Gary Ferris, executive director of the Adirondack/Saratoga chapter of the Red Cross. The teachers agreed to the "makeovers" if the school reached fundraising benchmarks. The check was presented on Nov. 21.