Going bald was very much the trendy course of action last week at New Milford High School.

Young, and those not so young, joined forces March 16 to have their heads shaved bare to raise funds for the St. Baldrick's Foundation, a volunteer-driven organization dedicated to raising money for children's cancer research.

More than 30 staff members, including assistant principals Marc Balanda and Christopher Longo, submitted with smiles on their faces as area hairstylists volunteered their time and talents to shave domes clean.

The event, held in the school gym, proved great entertainment and a source of considerable school bonding as hundreds of fellow students, teachers and friends gathered to cheer on those having their locks shorn.

The event was one of many held around the country to benefit the foundation.

At last report, nearly $11,000 had been donated to the foundation thanks to the local head shaving.

Among those leading the effort was Spencer Campbell, the 9-year-old son of NMHS teacher Darcy Campbell.

"He just wanted to help out sick kids," said NMHS staffer Maria Breton. "On his own, he raised raised $2,462."

For more information or to make a donation, visit www.stbaldricks.org/events/newmilfordhs.

For more photos, visit www.newmilfordspectrum.com.

Photography by Norm Cummings