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
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
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.