Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

May 25, 2022
Stansbury students raise money for endangered animals

Teacher gets pink hair 

Be careful what you promise with doubt. 

A Stansbury Park Elementary School sixth-grade teacher now has pink hair.

Broderick Grimshaw, a sixth-grade teacher at Stansbury Elementary, didn’t think the sixth-grade students could raise more than $2,000 to help save endangered species. 

So as an incentive he offered to dye his hair the color of their choice if they raised at least $2,000.

The students held a fundraiser on May 17. They sold their own homemade crafts and raised $2,263 to help save endangered animals.

Friday, the sixth-grade students gathered in a small assembly area at the school to hear a presentation from Tori Bird, from Hogle Zoo, about African elephants. The students chose to contribute their funds to the Hogle Zoo African Elephant Conservation Fund. 

Afterwards they watched their school secretary, who is a licensed cosmetologist, dye Mr. Grimsaw’s hair pink.

Being a good sport, Mr. Grimshaw had bleached his hair blonde so it would accept the pink dye.

The students presented Bird with a big check for $2,263.01 to take back to Hogle Zoo.


Tim Gillie

Editor at Tooele Transcript Bulletin
Tim has been writing for the Transcript Bulletin since October 2017. In February 2019 he was named as editor. In addition to being editor, Tim continues to write about Tooele County government, education, business, real estate, housing, politics and the state Legislature.A native of Washington state and a graduate of Central Washington University, Tim became a journalist after a 20 year career with the Boy Scouts of America.

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