Watch her reaction:
Franconia, NH — After years of saving and fundraising, the graduating class of New Hampshire’s Profile Senior High School finally gathered $8,000 for their senior trip.
It was supposed to be a getaway to Ridin’ Hy Ranch and Resort — four days of revelry and relaxation in New York’s Adirondack Mountains.
But about a week before the trip, Principal Courtney Vashaw told students about a personal battle: she had an aggressive form of cancer, CNN affiliate WMUR reported.
So the seniors took a vote — and told her about their unanimous decision:
“We decided not to go on our senior class trip this year and donate all of our funds to your cause,” class treasurer Ian Baker said.
Vashaw shook her head and covered her eyes, overcome with emotion.
“It is very hard for me to accept help, and I have no idea what to say to you,” she said.
The principal doesn’t normally like to talk about her private life, but knew she had to tell students why she’d be gone from school for a while.