Fiji Time: 2:52 PM on Tuesday 21 February

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Features

No bald girls in here

News.Com.Au
Thursday, March 27, 2014

A GIRL who shaved her head in solidarity with a cancer-stricken friend was refused entry to her school because the cut violated dress code policy.

Kamryn Renfro got the new look to support 11-year-old Delaney Clements, who has lost her hair because of chemotherapy to treat neuroblastoma, a childhood cancer.

Kamryn, a student at Caprock Academy in Grand Junction, Colorado, told local news channel 9NEWS: "It felt like the right thing to do."

Delaney praised her friend's actions. "It made me feel very special and that I'm not alone," she said.

However, the academy didn't see it that way and when Kamryn tried to go back to school she wasn't allowed in.

"I didn't realise that hair was such an important aspect of a child at school," said Wendy Campbell, Delaney's mum.

According to 9NEWS the school's board of directors plans to meet to discuss the situation. In a statement the school said, "shaved heads are not permitted".








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.64210.6231
JPY 56.040353.0403
GBP 0.39160.3836
EUR 0.46120.4492
NZD 0.68830.6553
AUD 0.64090.6159
USD 0.49200.4750

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 21st February, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. 'Death trap'
  2. Workplace accident kills man
  3. Man, 66, on remand
  4. Tough lesson for Kamila
  5. Workers ready to go
  6. Expect 'heavy rain and wind'
  7. Hope slowly erodes
  8. One year on
  9. Market renovation
  10. Poll aid offer

Top Stories this Week

  1. Villagers burn objects used for 'witchcraft' at village cleansing Saturday (18 Feb)
  2. Man dies in custody Saturday (18 Feb)
  3. Family given son's post mortem exam results Monday (20 Feb)
  4. Life in prison Thursday (16 Feb)
  5. A lifetime try as Jasa weds sweetheart Saturday (18 Feb)
  6. $95,000 payout Monday (20 Feb)
  7. No more sleeping in car Saturday (18 Feb)
  8. Acid leak at lami Thursday (16 Feb)
  9. Vosarogo living his dream Friday (17 Feb)
  10. Day of fate Monday (20 Feb)