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  • Math Teacher Donates Hair to Wigs for Kids
     

    Math Teacher Donates Hair to Wigs for Kids
    Sarah Avers (left) smiles with student Dayna Kreilach (right) and shows her hair donation.

    November 16, 2017 -- Cosmetology students are learning about hairstyles and perms, but on Wednesday, November 15th, one student got a chance to learn the lesson of giving back.

    Dayna Kreilach, a senior cosmetology student from Avon Lake, had the privilege of cutting JVS Math Instructor Sarah Avers’ hair for a donation to Wigs for Kids. Kreilach cut off 12 inches from Avers hair for the donation, and when the scissors were cutting, you could have heard a pin drop in the JVS salon.

    This is the second time Avers has donated her hair to this organization. “I like the fact that the Wigs for Kids organization does not charge the family of the children for the wigs, that is important to me,” shared Avers. “I also like that they are located in Westlake, so they are local to us here.”

    Kreilach said today was meaningful for her because she has actually had a family member with childhood cancer. “I had a cousin who had cancer and actually got a wig from Wigs for Kids. I’ve also donated to the organization in the past myself. It was a real honor to cut Mrs. Avers hair today.”

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  • Carpentry Students Build Space for Those Who Give Back
     

    Carpentry Students Build Space for Those Who Give Back
    Brevin Bonnett (Brookside) works on the Community Cares storage garage with his classmates

    November 14, 2017 -- After searching for nearly three years, June Yost, CEO of North Ridgeville Community Care, and her team, found someone to build a storage garage they desperately needed -- 14 someone’s to be exact. The senior Carpentry class from JVS is busy working on the storage garage that will house the larger items that are donated to the organization.

    “People want to give us larger things like furniture, tables and appliances and we needed a place to put these items so that we can give them to people, our clients, when they need them, and we never had a place,” explained Yost. “It was one of our board members who suggested checking with the JVS, to see if possibly one of their programs could be of some assistance, and this is the result of that.”

    The storage garage is 18 feet x 20 feet and the students have been busy working on it since the middle of September. Kent Hurlbert, senior from Midview, shared how he really liked all the aspects of the job so far, especially setting the posts. Hurlbert added that it has been enjoyable working with his classmates on a large scale project that has a real meaning behind it.

    “It is really cool to go out in the community and build something that has a purpose and is going to be used,” said Hurlbert. “This building is going to help a lot of people. They have been waiting a long time for this, so for it to happen, and for us to be able to do it, is really cool.”

    “We are just thrilled,” commented Yost. “My husband and I enjoy watching the students work when we get the chance. My husband even said, when you stop and think that for each thing they do, the teacher is there instructing this group of young men on what is done and why, it is truly remarkable the skills that they all have.”

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