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Claymont students get free haircuts at BCC prior to spring picture day

Published: April 12, 2017 12:00 AM
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A good haircut can set the stage for a positive day and even a positive outlook on life. That was the goal Tuesday, April 4th when 22 Claymont Intermediate 4th and 5th graders were bused to Buckeye Career Center to receive free haircuts from the Cosmetology program juniors. Alana Sopko, a Claymont guidance counselor, said students could sign up to be included in the Picture Perfect Day. "It's exciting for them. It's something new and it kind of makes them feel special," said Sopko. Some students even chose to have their hair styled with curls after a quick trim, which Sopko believes helps with self-esteem. "Our kids are a needy population. We have over 50% (of our students) on free and reduced lunch, so this is not only good for them but good for the parents and I think it's good for the community. It makes them feel good about themselves and that's what we want." This is the second time the two schools have worked together to provide free haircuts, with the first being this past fall. The Claymont students received their haircuts in classrooms supervised by Cosmetology instructors Natasha McGraw and Dawna Compton.


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