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Student reaches charity goal, shaves teacher's beard


Caitlin Sievers

Sidney Allard shaves P.E. teacher Jon Linden's beard as a prize for raising more than $1,000 for Jump Rope for Heart, a charity drive which raises money for the American Heart Association.

Sidney Allard, 8 raised more than $1,000 for Jump Rope for Heart. As a reward, she was tasked with shaving her P.E. teacher's beard.

Jon Linden, P.E. teacher at North and South Elementary, had promised students participating in the charity drive that he would either fashion his hair into a mohawk or shave his beard if one of them raised $1,000.

"Unfortunately for me, Sidney raised over $1,000," Linden said at a gathering at North Elementary on Wednesday where Allard shaved his beard.

With help from Tiffany Keller from Textured Edge, Allard used an electric razor to rid Linden of facial f...

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