Silver Creek to cut for the cure

SILVER CREEK – During the Silver Creek Board of Education meeting held Wednesday night there was appreciation for students and helping a little girl.

This afternoon, several students and staff will shave their heads for one of the community’s own. At halftime of tonight’s basketball game, more students and staff will shaving their heads.

The one they are all doing this for is 1-year-old Isabella Crowell, who will be present at the game to thank everyone. Isabella is battling a rare form of childhood cancer. There will be donations at the door as well as basket raffles.

“I applaud the school community for doing this for this family,” Superintendent Daniel Ljiljanich said.

High School Principal Jim Klubek said those who will participate will do it on stage in the auditorium in front of the school.

“We are doing it at two different times so everyone can come, “he said. “Some students and staff can’t make it to the game, so they will do it around 2 p.m.”

Sixteen staff members and several students are participating in Cut For a Cure during the annual Pink Out The Gym, which the girls basketball team does every year to bring out cancer awareness.

“People that have talked to them (the Crowell Family) say they are very humbled,” Klubek said. “This community bands together and rallies for each other.”

There was a recognition of several students Wednesday night.

Recognition of the Knights of the Month for October, who were Paige Priest, Elliott Martin, Bailey Zbytek, and Kacey Stalker.

Recognition of NYS Scholarship for Academic Excellence Award Nominee, September Knight of the Month and NYSSMA Area All State Performer Emily Wright, who gave the board a special performance of Children Will Listen.

Klubek said each month the students get a word and the teachers decide who best represents this word.

“A student must demonstrate the character traits of the word and for the Knights of October it was patience,” he said. “Congratulations to these students.”

High School Chorus Teacher Victoria Tomasulo said Emily has been in chorus since she could talk and she is among the best of the best.

“She performed a mixed ensemble and scored perfectly to get in the group,” she said. “She got to perform at the School of Music.”

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