By Mark C. Robinson
Wrangell Sentinel 

Students pay to wear Heavenly Hats in school fundraiser


November 15, 2023

Principal Jackie Hanson sits with middle schoolers during the Heavenly Hats fundraiser day Nov. 8 for middle and high school students. Hanson is on the top step with Silje Morse, with (from left) Houston Natt, Charlie Nelson, Kailyn McCutcheon and Jonathan Powell on the lower step.

Wrangell middle and high school students wore hats last week to raise money to buy headwear for medical patients who lose their hair.

Students paid a $2 fee upon arriving at school on Wednesday, Nov. 8, and received a hand stamp allowing them to wear a hat for the rest of the day.

Principal Jackie Hanson came up with the idea after learning about the Heavenly Hats Foundation, a small nonprofit organization that collects and distributes new hats of all kinds to people of all ages who lose their hair due to treatment for cancer or other medical conditions that cause hair loss.

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