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After successful Jump Rope for Hearts, Youth's Benefit teachers receive special haircuts

Youth's Benefit Elementary Principal Tom Smith, right, moves in with the clippers to put finishing touches on the freshly shaven haircut of teacher Tim Lacock during Thursday's assembly to celebrate the students raising just over $50,000 from Jump Rope for Heart.
Youth's Benefit Elementary Principal Tom Smith, right, moves in with the clippers to put finishing touches on the freshly shaven haircut of teacher Tim Lacock during Thursday's assembly to celebrate the students raising just over $50,000 from Jump Rope for Heart. (MATT BUTTON/THE AEGIS / Baltimore Sun Media Group)

Youth's Benefit Elementary School Physical Education teachers Zach Douglas, Jake Gabler and Tim Lacock made a deal with their students back in January.

They agreed to have their heads shaved into a “Mohawk” cut as a challenge for students to raise funds through Jump Rope for Heart to benefit The American Heart Association.

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The students at the Fallston school were equal to the challenge.

Thursday afternoon, the trio of teachers kept good on their promise and a special assembly was held with YBES Principal Thomas Smith doing the head shaving honors.

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After a few announcements, Smith broke out the clippers. With the rambunctious chants of “shave it all!” and “shave the beard!” from the students echoing through the gym, each teacher sat in the chair and took his turn for the worthy cause.

The students had set a goal of $45,000. They not only beat their goal, but set a new school and a Maryland state record, raising $50,265 for the Heart Association from the YBES Jump Rope for Heart event.

First grade student Savannah Baker took the top individual fund raising honor with a total of $575.

“The school was the first in the Heart Association’s Mid-Atlantic affiliate to raise over $50,000,” said Nicole Bear who was representing The American Heart Association at Thursday’s assembly.

During the 2016-17 school year that ended last June, 40 Harford County Public Schools raised a combined $476,057 for the Heart Association during events such as Jump Rope for Heart and Hoopes for Heart which also promote exercise among the students, HCPS officials announced Monday.

That accomplishment earned HCPS first place for the state of Maryland; second place in the mid-Atlantic region; and second place in the nation, up from 6th place the previous year, according to HCPS.

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