Photo by Mike Stevens
ALMS Teacher and Coach Brian Hooker was the first to get in the chair.

On Wednesday, February 27, Principal Garst and other staffers informed students that they would shave their heads if a $1,000 fundraising goal to support Adam was met. That day arrived on March 6, exactly two weeks later, when approximately $5,100 were raised.

“I have never been a part of something quite like this in 11 years with Salem City Schools,” Principal Garst said. “I have been a part of smaller fundraisers, but this was totally-organic and student driven. Never did I imagine that the kids would raise this much money.”

School Resource Officer David Goodman got his head shaved. Other teachers and administrators who did the same include: Brian Hooker, Lewis Pitts, Bob Palleria, Anton Jones, Tony Wirt, Josh Davis and Matt Dunham.

Jackie Taylor and Cindy Winsted of Taylor Salon in Downtown Salem donated their time and talent and did the clipping.

It was Adam’s mother who informed Principal Garst last November that her son was battling cancer. “Being able to present Adam and his family a check for $5,094 to help cover the ongoing medical expenses was a…

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