"So that just happened," said Peter Booth, a math teacher at Champlain Valley Union High School.
Yes, it did. Peter Booth along with three other teachers from CVU received new hairdos Friday. Mohawks, to be exact. Even better, their students had their hands on the razors
"I'm very curious to know what it looks like...I'm glad they don't hold back," said Booth.
The mohawks were part of a deal between students and faculty. Students were challenged to participate in the Penguin Plunge earlier this month, and the amount of money they raised determined how much hair the faculty lost. But, the kids had to raise thousands.
"Fifty was our principal, and I volunteered four of us for each $10k," Booth said.
CVU was the Penguin Plunge's top fundraising group for the second year in a row. There were 127 students and faculty who braved the icy cold waters for a good cause. All of the money raised went to the Special Olympics of Vermont.
"They raised an incredible $46,504 which is totally unprecedented for this event," said Liza Reed, the special events coordinator for the Special Olympics of Vermont.
So, they didn't quite reach the $50,000 mark, but $46k is pretty close. A good amount of that came from the efforts of Junior Noah Kiernan, CVU's top plunger. He raised $363k dollars with the help of his family and some Facebook posting of course.
"It was terrifying and so much fun. I really had a great time. There's so much community involvement and great sponsors out there. Select Design donated nearly 200 T-shirts to us, and a lot of companies around here really made it a very fun experience," said Kiernan.
These four teachers put style back in "the Mohawk" and all for a great cause.
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