A Colorful Start to the School Day

Weber sits in suspense as Gordon dyes his hair

Weber sits in suspense as Gordon dyes his hair

Before this year’s annual World Vision 6k for Water Oak Lawn-Hometown Middle School Teacher, Andrew Weber made a bet with his students. If a student could beat him in the race, then they could dye his hair whatever color they wanted.

“Each year I’ve accepted a challenge set forth by the students to help promote student involvement. So far I’ve had to shave my head, grow a mustache, and dye my hair rainbow colors. Adding competition and incentive to the race makes the whole process fun – the day-to-day ‘smack talk’ with the kids, the conversations with our families the day of the race, and the laugh people get when I completely embarrass myself in front of our students. It’s all for a good cause,” said Weber.

On race day Weber was neck and neck with an 8th-grade student, Shane Gordon. In the end, Gordon was able to finish the race in under 30 minutes and beat Weber by just 20 seconds.  Gordon got to dye the teacher’s hair anything he wanted – and he wanted to dye it rainbow colored so on Monday in the cafetorium it was dyed!