Web Catch: Students donate class trip money to principal battling cancer


Courtney Vashaw is the principal at a high school in Bethlehem, New Hampshire. She's admittedly a private person, she told WMUR. 

But when Vashaw was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer, she felt she had a responsibility to share the news with staff and students. She anticipated that telling them would be difficult – what she could not have guessed was how the senior class would react.

"We decided to not go on our class trip this year," said class treasurer Ian Baker, "and donate all of our class funds to your cause."

In lieu of a planned overnight trip to the Adirondacks of New York, the class donated nearly $8,000 to help their beloved principal pay for treatment, MPR reports.

"She's just very caring, very selfless" said Baker. "We wanted to be selfless too."

Watch her emotional reaction above.

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