ALL the News about
Mormons, Mormonism
and the LDS Church
Mormon News: All the News about Mormons, Mormonism and the LDS Church
Posted 24 Feb 2001   For week ended June 18, 2000
Most Recent Week
Front Page
Local News
Arts & Entertainment
·New Products
·New Websites
·Mormon Stock Index
Letters to Editor
Continuing Coverage of:
Boston Temple
School Prayer
Julie on MTV
Robert Elmer Kleasen
About Mormon News
News by E-Mail
Weekly Summary
Submitting News
Submitting Press Releases
Volunteer Positions
Bad Link?

News about Mormons, Mormonism,
and the LDS Church
Sent on Mormon-News: 15Jun00

Summarized by Kent Larsen

LDS Seminary Helps Student's Effort To Support Charity
Salt Lake Tribune 14Jun00 D2
By Paul Rolly and JoAnn Jacobsen-Wells: The Salt Lake Tribune

SYRACUSE, UTAH -- An LDS student at Syracuse Middle School in Davis County, Utah found help from the LDS seminary teacher for the school when school officials refused. Ninth-grader Chelsea Cassel decided to donate her hair to a charity that makes wigs for children undergoing chemotherapy, and wanted to make her donation public to encourage help from others.

The charity has received help before from LDS students in Utah, and Chelsea read an article about it, prompting her desire to donate her hair. But, she also wanted to take the donation a step further, having her hair cut off at school during the last week of classes to get attention for the charity.

But school officials were not supportive of the idea, "If your mother wants to make a spectacle of you and cut your hair for a publicity stunt, she'll have to do it elsewhere," school officials reportedly told Chelsea.

But Chelsea's seminary teacher was more understanding, and she was able to have her hair cut off in the LDS seminary building near her high school, where any of her classmates that wished could attend.


[an error occurred while processing this directive]

Copyright 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 Kent Larsen · Privacy Information