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February 7, 2013

Middle school supports one of its own

School community rallies to support student

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The school will raise money for several months before final tallies and hair-cutting begins.

“We’ll do this for a couple of months and then we’ll get together and have a huge shave-off,” Allen said.

This is the third time Alanna has faced cancer. The family hopes to take her to Texas or Tennessee for further treatments.

“She’s having a hard time right now,” Saucier said. “We need to pull ourselves together (and help) the family.”

Other events supporting the Marcotte family include an Easter Bunny benefit at West Running Brook on March 23 and a penny raffle.

A benefit also is planned Feb. 10 at the Tuckaway Tavern in Raymond from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Alanna’s progress is documented daily on her Facebook page, “The Brave Little Soul Alanna Marcotte.”

Students at South Range Elementary School wore hats to honor their classmate.

In addition to celebrating Alanna, some students earned hero honors for perfect NECAP scores. Those recognized included Cole Busby, Shea Flanders, Hannah Holland, Olivia Corliss, Ariana Fowler, Sara Perkins, Patrick Linehan and Mariah Mansur.

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