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Cancer Awareness Month at UCEC

  The UCEC Relay for Life team played an active role in promoting Cancer Awareness this month. They coordinated a hair donation event for Pantene’s “Give Beautiful Lengths.” Many who battle cancer end up losing their hair, which can be devastating, especially to women. Pantene accepts the hair and it is donated to cancer patients, at no cost, in the form of wigs. With this in mind, UCEC students went the extra “inch” to assist these brave fighters.
On Oct. 8th, the school counselors turned their foyer into a hair salon for 3 hours. Student volunteers, male and female, had a minimum of 8 inches of their hair cut off; no “short” sacrifice. And at the end of the day during a school-wide assembly, the volunteers gathered to show off their haircuts and the ponytails of hair to be donated. The grand finale of this event was our most courageous senior, Dianne, who had her whole head shaved in front of the entire student body.

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Earth Science Week-Stormwater Pollution Prevention photo

Earth Science Week-Stormwater Pollution Prevention

  To celebrate Earth Science Week, Oct.12-18, the UCEC Earth and Environmental Science classes invited a guest from the City of Monroe. Student were happy to meet Carol Hambridge, a licensed Environmental Engineer with 30 years of experience in multi-disciplined environmental projects focusing on water quality protection through stormwater pollution prevention. Ms. Hambridge brought model of a city to demonstrate the consequences, and possible prevention methods, of stormwater pollution. Students were highly engaged in watching and interacting with the model to understand how pollution affects the local community, from farms to single-family homes. The model was used to teach students about stormwater pollution, allowing them to manipulate it and watch firsthand the effects of certain everyday actions on the ecosystem.


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