BY MELANIE BUCK –
Mena Middle School students have been participating in Turban Tuesday’s. Turban Tuesday’s give students the opportunity to donate a $1 to get to wear a hat or scarf on their heads for the day. Turban Tuesday proceeds go to Karen Larson MMS 7th grade math teacher to help her with expenses while in cancer treatment.
As each grade reaches $500 raised, they get to vote from a list of volunteers who will get their head shaved. The 8th grade was the first to reach $500 and the 6th grade quickly followed. Principal Mike Hobson and Paraprofessional Tish Cox got their heads shaved in support of Mrs. Larson on Thursday, December 4, with the support of the entire middle school.
Teacher Robin Ponder and Micah Hooper, paraprofessional at MMS, were on hand to do the shaving while Mrs. Larson watched on. Larson expressed how grateful she is for all of the support shown during this trying time.