Principal Courtney Vashaw is battling synovial sarcoma, a rare soft-tissue cancer

By Caitlin Keating
May 28, 2015 11:35 AM

The graduating class at a New Hampshire high school raised $8,000 for their senior class trip – but ended up donating it to their principal, who was recently diagnosed with cancer.

The class at Profile Junior-Senior High School in Bethlehem, New Hampshire, was planning a four-day trip to Rydin’ Hi Ranch Resort in New York on Sunday, according to WMUR.

But when thy heard that their principal, Courtney Vashaw, was diagnosed with a rare, aggressive form of cancer, they didn’t think twice about changing their plans.

“It is very hard for me to accept help, and I have no idea what to say to you,” Vashaw told the news outlet.

Senior Hunter Leighton said, “She is one of the strongest, most determined women I know, and if it can happen to her, you know anything can happen to anyone.”

The selfless class isn’t stopping there.

The students are holding a car show in early August, and all proceeds from the event will go to Vashaw.

A GoFundMe page has also been created to help raise money for her cancer treatment.

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