Dulaney High students, teachers "show their strength and cut their length"


What if giving back to the community was as easy as sitting in a salon chair? At Dulaney High School, giving back is that easy!

There, 52 students and teachers showed their strength against nerves and tears and cut at least eight inches from the length of their hair for donation to Pantene Beautiful Lengths. The Beautiful Lengths program uses donated hair to create free wigs for women who have experienced hair loss as a result of undergoing cancer treatment.

At the beginning of the 2012-2013 school year, physical education teachers Kellie Fialcowitz and Jessica Szymanski proposed the challenge with the goal of gathering 50 or more participants. Fialcowitz and Szymanski achieved their goal, and all donators received a special "thank-you" from cancer survivors, including Jean Fialcowitz, Kellie Fialcowitz's mother-in-law.


The challenge embodied Dulaney High's motto, "We Are One – All In!" which celebrates the school's commitment to community.

For information on making donations to the Pantene Beautiful Lengths program, visit

Story and photos by Kellie Fialcowitz, Physical Education Teacher, Dulaney High School
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