Social Studies teacher grows hair for Locks of Love

Senior Lajuan Moye talks with social studies teacher Zach Smith during class. (Photo by Joshua Willis)

Joshua Willis
Staff Writer

Zach Smith, World Geography teacher, and freshmen basketball coach has started to grow his hair to donate it to Locks of Love.

Locks of Love is a non-profit organization that provides hair pieces to help children within the United States and Canada with disadvantages like hair loss and other forms of cancer.

The minimum length of hair Smith needs to have is 10 inches, and right now he is about eight inches of hair length.

“I hope to meet 10 inches of hair while entering spring time,” said Smith.

Smith’s mother has a non-profit organization to help children with Leukemia and cancer. A while back Smith’s mother adopted a young girl from Kenya who happened to have Leukemia. Through donations the girl was able to be admitted into Children’s Hospital, and there she received cancer treatments paid for from the hospital itself. Smith decided to grow his hair so that he could help those children and cancer patients that need.

“When I decided to grow my hair out, that’s the person I first thought about,” explained Smith.

“While doing this, I’ve even seen that I actually like having the long hair too,” said Smith.

“He’s a great guy, and if I had to say, I really do like the pony tail on him,” said Kyle Lockos.

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