GOING, GOING...: Gladstone State High Year 12 co-ordinator Tristan Nietfeld has the top cropped and will soon lose his whiskers for the World’s Greatest Shave.
GOING, GOING...: Gladstone State High Year 12 co-ordinator Tristan Nietfeld has the top cropped and will soon lose his whiskers for the World’s Greatest Shave. Laura Mckee

Gladstone High digs deep and cuts for a cure

GLADSTONE State High students and teachers dug deep for the World's Greatest Shave.

A total of 15 students and teachers shaved their heads on Friday to support Australians with blood cancer and help fund research.

The school has raised $4500 so far, exceeding their target of $3500.

Individual students such as Bryson Hutchings put in a solid effort to collect money.

"My best mate has cancer so I am doing this for him," Bryson said.

Bryson, a Year 7 student, collected $250.

"I have done Shave For a Cure before when I was in Year 5," he said.

Year 12 co-ordinator Tristan Nietfeld also went bald and even shaved his beard.

"I started growing my beard in December just for Shave For A Cure," he said.

"I have done Shave For a Cure before, a couple of years ago."

Mr Nietfeld, who has taught at State High for nine years, raised $100 himself.

He said the State High community was generous with their donations.

"One of our students' mums just went through chemo, lots of people are affected by it," he said.

"Our goal was $3500 and we have gone past that."

Mr Nietfeld said it might take time to get used to his new hairdo.

"I can feel the breeze," he laughed. "Hopefully my young daughter recognises me. She is nine months old."

Students also had a free 'fluoro' dress day and crazy on Friday.

Some Year 12s waxed their legs and others coloured their hair.



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