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Students shave heads to support classmate with cancer

By Meaghan Smith, msmith@wcyb.com
Published On: Nov 07 2013 05:01:19 PM CST
Updated On: Nov 07 2013 11:00:00 PM CST

Students at Sullivan Central High School are shaving their heads to show support for a fellow classmate who has cancer.

BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. -

Students at Sullivan Central High School are shaving their heads to show support for a fellow classmate who has cancer.

The student, sophomore Nick Shortridge, is undergoing chemotherapy right now. 

One of his peers decided to raise money for the family by selling tickets for $5.00 to shave their heads.

Dozens of students participated. Even the assistant principal had his head shaved to honor Nick. 

"I know he's a good kid and he doesn't deserve what he's going through. I just wanted to say, 'Hey man, I love you,' and show the school support that we're here for him. Just want to show him that love," says Jacob Worley, a student at Sullivan Central High School.

The goal was to raise $1,000, which we're told they exceeded.