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A close shave for a good cause

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High Plains Elementary students might be calling their principal Mr. Mohawk instead of Mr. Mullner for a while. That’s because Principal Derek Muller is sporting a new hairdo after the school’s SPARK Change Assembly on May 4.

It all started with a promise Mullner made to the school’s Student Council: if they could raise more than $2,000 during the school’s SPARK Change campaign, he would shave his hair into a mohawk and even paint it blue and gold, the school’s colors.

Wish of a Lifetime checkWith that mohawk motivation, the students went to work. Led by their student council representatives, they raised more than $2,000 then selected three worthwhile organizations to receive the money. Those organizations are:
•    Wish of a Lifetime – an organization that grants wishes for senior citizens to help eliminate loneliness and empower them to live vibrant, purposeful lives.
•    Pandas International – an organization dedicated to the protecting the endangered Giant Panda through public awareness and education, support for research and habitat preservation.
•    The Denver Children’s Home – Colorado’s oldest non-profit organization which helps children who have survived trauma, neglect and abuse confront serious mental health challenges.

During the SPARK Change Assembly, representatives of those organizations thanked the students and accepted giant checks representing the students’ donations. Then it was time for Mullner to make good on his promise. He expected some professional hairdressers to give him a new ‘do, but to his surprise, Superintendent Harry Bull and Associate Superintendent Scott Siegfried showed up, clippers in hand.

Derek pointing at hair.jpgAs the student body chanted “Mohawk, mohawk, mohawk,” the educators started shaving Mullner’s head. Fortunately for the principal, the real hairdressers arrived to finish the job.

Mullner told his students he would proudly wear the mohawk for a week to thank them for their generous efforts to support organizations that do good work in our community, our country and our world.

Posted 5/4/2017 4:52 PM
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