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30 March, 2022

Teens shave for cure

FIVE students and a teacher from Mareeba State High School braved the shave last Friday, saying goodbye to their luscious locks and hello to baldness – all for a future free of blood cancer.

By Ellie Fink

Mareeba High teacher Clinton Cifuentes with students Chenoa, Daniel Boldero, Alexis Fraser, Rebecca Quintieri, Velenia Musso and hairdresser Velma Minisini at Friday’s World’s Greatest Shave event.

Although the head shaving was the main event on the day as part of the World’s Greatest Shave, students were also treated to an Hawaiian themed free dress day, hair spraying and boys leg waxing. 

Chenoa, Daniel Boldero, Alexis Fraser, Rebecca Quintieri and teacher Clinton Cifuentes are now proudly displaying their bald heads, raising over $2000 to go the Leukaemia Foundation. 

Mr Cifuentes felt the pressure on the day after his grade 12 students convinced him to lose the locks, telling him he was long overdue for a cut and colour anyway.

“The seniors conned me into it, saying it would be for a good cause and I needed a hair cut anyways,” he said.

“I think it’s very important, there aren’t to many people at the school who haven’t been touched by cancer and I think that’s a really good excuse to do this.” 

Velenia Musso did not shave her waist length hair, instead opting for a big chop to shoulder length and raising over $1000 all on her own.


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