SELF program has a day at the spa
Girls in the Remington Elementary Self Esteem for Learning Foundations (SELF) Program enjoyed some pampering from
the Herkimer BOCES Cosmotology students. On Wednesday, May 9 the group
visited the Cosmetology Department and had the opportunity to get a
manicure and have their hair cut and styled.
The SELF program is a group of 13 fifth and sixth
grade students selected by Principal Rich and their teachers. The goal
of the program is to build self confidence and respect of self and
others. Funding is provided by the Ilion Foundation and Walmart. In
the past the girls have gone on a tour of Herkimer County Community
College and are planning a trip to Clinton for a hike at Root Glen
Rebecca Zabry, a sixth grade student at Remington
Elementary, decided she wanted to donate her hair to Locks of Love.
Locks of Love is a public non-profit organization that provides
hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children who have long-term
medical hair loss.
Cosmetology student Jenna Bowalek cut Rebecca’s
hair allowing her to donate 10 inches to Locks of Love. Both girls
demonstrated true character. Jenna donated her time and expertise to
cut Rebecca’s hair. Rebecca exemplified selflessness and giving of
one's self to help others in need. Below is a photo of Jenna and
Rebecca with lock of hair in hand!