Pictured: Waverly second grader Sarah Sorensen (middle) was nominated by her teacher, Danielle Sexton (right), to be the honoree at this year’s event. Sarah is currently in remission.
Photos courtesy of the Sachem Central School District
The Waverly Elementary School community came together on March 3 for its annual St. Baldrick’s Event. Marking the first time the event was held in-person since the pandemic, Waverly was excited to have 10 shavees back on stage to support those affected by childhood cancer.
This year’s event was dedicated to Sarah Sorensen, a Waverly second grader who has been in remission for the past five years.
“The fact that her school today is honoring her is so overwhelming. Waverly is an elementary school that is completely supportive to all of its students,” Sarah’s mom, Michelle Sorensen, said.
Six students, two parents, a teacher and Waverly Principal Kevin Tougher were among those who raised at least $50 to have their heads shaved. Sachem High School East students in the cosmetology program held the buzzers to help out at the event.
This year’s event raised more than $9,000 for the St. Baldrick’s organization. Over the course of eight years that the school has been participating in the program, Waverly has raised more than $200,000.