The seniors at Profile High School in Bethleham were planning their senior trip when they heard the terrible news. Their principle, Courtney Vashaw, was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of cancer.
Instead of just feeling sorry for her the senior class decided to do something unbelievable. They gave their principle all the money they raised over the past four years for their senior trip. This money will help cover medical expenses.
The students described Principle Vashaw as selfless, caring, strong and determined. One student said, "She is very selfless and we wanted to be selfless too".
Principle Vashaw said, "She teaches her students it is important to do something that is bigger than yourself and this act of kindness is proof they are listening"
Principle Vashaw has a tough battle ahead of her and the outcome is uncertain. What is certain is that she has succeeded in teaching her students the importance of being selfless and generous to others.
Believe in it® Athlete Spotlight
This week's Believe in it® Athlete Spotlight is Kayla (Left) and Abigail (Right). They both had an incredible Track and Field season at Powell Middle School in Brooksville, FL. The Believe in it® team wishes them the best of luck as they start their high school career next year!
“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson