Episcopal can impress you in so many ways. Whether it's the scholar-athlete pushing to break another state record, or our robotics team designing and competing abroad. Our students are amazing.
Nancy Calloway, 6th grade math teacher and volleyball coach, shared this email with the faculty last night. I share it with the permission of Cali's family.
I hope you take away from this message the same feeling I did: we are in the midst of a gracious community. . .
As I sit here tonight, my heart is full. As girls (and women), our appearance is important to us. Our hair is sometimes something that helps define us. I witnessed 17 young ladies, who tonight, looked past their appearance to do something for one of our own. You will notice these lovely young ladies wandering campus tomorrow with a little less of something that was precious to many. Anywhere from 8-16 inches of hair will be missing from their heads. Donated to Cali, to help provide her with her own natural hair wig. Sassy, adorable new haircuts all done out of love and concern for one of our own. I commend each and every one of them. The love was apparent this afternoon.
It would be wrong to not thank those who helped make this possible. Aveda Institute on Sherwood Forest welcomed our girls with open arms. They shut down for about 2 hours to devote the time and energy on providing our girls with the best service they could offer. Cookie cake, balloons, teal punch were provided for the girls. Each stylist wore a teal ribbon and many had teal accessories as well. The stylists put together a care package for Cali inclusive of some Aveda products, a card with sweet words of encouragement and some donations of their own.
Moms came out to support their daughter's decision to do this. Friends came for moral support. What an amazing sight!
We are truly blessed to be part of this fantastic EHS community. I hope you enjoy seeing all the "new" looks tomorrow as you wander the campus.