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Student Council Reaches Donation Goal

After reaching the student council donation goal, Mrs. Steffner agrees to cut her hair for charity
Courtesy+of+the+NVOT+Fall+Newsletter
Courtesy of the NVOT Fall Newsletter

On Tuesday, December 12, Student Council advisor Lindsay Steffner had her hair cut by Student Council Vice President Jiyoon Han to honor Steffner’s pledge to donate hair after the Council reached its goal of 700 students donating by November 21.

Courtesy of Heewon Kiim

Steffner’s hair will be donated to Children With Hair Loss, an organization that helps kids suffering from hair loss. The contribution worked in tandem with DECA to raise money and food for the Norwood Food Pantry. In total, the drive raised $1,200 and donated 350 lbs worth of food. 

Despite the grand ending, the food drive had humble beginnings. According to Steffner, the drive started after she did some research to figure out ways to help the Northern Valley community. The group agreed to start a drive and soon, other clubs wanted to help out in the cause and the project grew over time. For Publicity Chair Ian Kim seeing the Council’s idea turn into action was inspiring: “The experience was great, I helped come up with the idea, and seeing people get excited for a good cause felt great.” 

In addition, the food drive helped showcase the true giving spirit of students at NVOT. Steffner found that “so many students and staff members donate[d] and f[ound] me in the hallways to ask how to help. People really showed their true character in this fundraising effort and really impressed me a lot by going above and beyond.”

Overall, the Student Council is pleased with the results from the Norwood food drive and is looking forward to running more donations in the future. 

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