Many people believe hair is one of the most defining aspects of your physical appearance; if this is true, you may ask why students at a local high school chopped off most of their hair today.
A large number of girls at Hillcrest High School are donating their hair to Locks of Love.
“As a P.E. Teacher I talk to my girls about self-esteem a lot, and I truly believe it’s what’s on the inside that counts, the outside, yes if you have beautiful hair that can make you pretty too, but if you have a pretty inside, that’s going to shine through” said Linda Hostert.
Coach Linda Hostert was diagnosed with breast cancer 7 years ago, since then students and faculty have come together every year for their annual locks of love assembly.
“It’s very exciting, I’m very proud of the girls willing to do that, willing to support the school, willing to support the Locks of Love Foundation, support me” continued Hostert.
“That’s actually what made me want to do this because there’s kids out there that don’t have hair and I’m blessed with this long hair and I can actually give that to them and share with it, and that made me really want to do it” said Freshman Emily Herrera.
Every year the Locks of Love assembly has to be approved. This year Carlisle Beauty came to measure the girls’ hair and style it once the cutting is complete.
“Well at first, I didn’t decide it until I actually got to school and I’ve been thinking about it and I talked to my parents and my sister and so it was just kind of spontaneous” continued Herrera.
All of the hair that was collected today will be sent to the Locks of Love Foundation in Florida.
Every year the Locks of Love assembly comes with a theme and this year that theme is 26 acts of kindness in honor of the Sandy Hook victims.