For a while after five-year-old Prisilla got this haircut, she wore it with a frown. Other students made fun of her and said she looked like a boy. She missed her long locks, which she had to cut because of a severe case of lice.
To try and comfort the kindergartner, her teacher Shannon Grimm, also went for a new do. She cut her formerly hip-length hair to match that of her student.
Prisilla was thrilled to have someone to look up to, who looked like her. She even got her a matching bow. Shannon recently nominated Prisilla for the Texas school district’s Student of the Month award. But she was shocked when Prisilla actually presented her with a “hero medal.”
Their honorable prizes are just one more thing the two now have in common.