March’s Heroes of the Month are Maggi McGarry, Jordan Joncas and Kristyn Fedorchuk, students at Londonderry High School in New Hampshire.
Next January, Maggi McGarry will donate her ponytail for her fourth straight year at the Londonderry High School Pantene Beautiful Lengths Day of Giving assembly. Maggi never donates alone – her mom, cousins and friends donate with her. Whenever she drops off her permission slip, she will always pick up 1,2 or 6 more!
Students at the fall 2010 Londonderry High School pep rally were asked to stand if they planned to donate their ponytails in January. Senior Jordan Joncas, then a junior and varsity cheerleader who had previously donated as a freshman, stood up amongst the student body on the gym floor and raised her hand high. Her peers looked to her and began to raise their hands and stand. Jordan, along with her enthusiastic support of the program, inspired historic numbers of students to donate that day.
Senior Kristyn Fedorchuk has donated her hair twice while at Londonderry High School. She has been a passionate ambassador of the program, inspiring cousins, friends and even her gymnastics coach’s wife to donate. There has not been a year when she has not brought a donor to the floor. As a junior, she created a two foot long ceramic pink ribbon in art class, placed flowers through it, and presented it at the January Pantene Beautiful Lengths assembly to a friend’s mother who was beginning cancer treatments.
All three of these angels of Londonderry High School truly live the adage: If you want to see a miracle, be the miracle, one ponytail at a time.