Principal gets haircut for charity

Feb. 26, 2013 @ 02:47 PM

They came 2,000 strong last week to the gymnasium at Southwest Guilford Middle School and they got a special thrill.
Students and staff formed teams for a special basketball game to benefit Special Olympics. The school established a year-long goal to raise $10,000 as part of the school’s service-learning project in which students learn about diversity. The school also has students who participate in Special Olympics, said special education teacher Beth Mills.
Although several fall events raised $4,000, Principal Joe Caraher challenged  his students and staff to do better and to raise another $4,000 at a basketball game. He also promised to take a Mohawk haircut if the challenge was met. The Jayhawks, a team of Special Olympians, played the school staff team.
Students and staff surpassed his goal and raised more than $7,000 from the game. The school total is more than $10,000.
“This showed what the kids can do,” Mills said.