Dread that Red. Really?
Still, she’s been this way since early March without bursting into flames or anything. (Although the high school has had 3 suspicious fires this week.)
Is she causing spontaneous combustion? (Surely just flaming copies.)
Maybe school disruption is what Elkins High School Administration was trying to avoid, but honestly they should have expected a fiery response when they notified a graduating senior that she must change her hair color before the graduation ceremony.
Nicole de Yborrando and her father were stunned.
Red hair color was against school district policy?
No one said a word. Guess it was that “hiding in plain sight” thing?
Her dad explained to reporters, ”I would have totally supported the school day one, two or three. She violated the rules. But 30-something days later?”
So he headed to school for a meeting.
His daughter has worked for 12 years and is now ready to take the stage for that triumphant walk.
He possibly thought the school had his daughter confused with Sideshow Bob.
Now there’s a troublemaker worth scrutiny: a criminal mastermind. That character even uses an alias. He has murderous intent towards children.
Easy to confuse the two. Both have red hair. Surely a little clarification could keep things from getting hairier.
His daughter looks like this.
Now being a proud father, he might have pointed out that many nice people have red hair.
To think otherwise might indicate a Ginger prejudice. Surely a school wouldn’t be guilty of that – with all the bullying and multicultural sensitivity training.
Fort Bend ISD responded with this:
“Elkins administrators met with the student and her father today. The senior student had been told yesterday to remove the pink artificial coloring from her hair before returning to school or she would be placed into in-school-suspension pending its removal. At no time was the student told she could not participate in graduation. Rather, the student was told that she would need to have the dye out of her hair before the graduation, which is June 1 for Elkins. The District believes the student’s attire and grooming, including any artificial hair coloring, should not detract from or disrupt the educational environment.”
Dad probably considered.
Had she done something at school he didn’t know about?
Now he might understand if she acted like Carrot Top in class.
He’s such a jokester. Probably drove teachers insane. But now laughing all the way to the bank: a celebrated redhead.
But like all dads (especially after seeing her dressed like a scarlet-crowned princess for prom), he naturally considered her an in-house celebrity with a future burning brightly.
Couldn’t the school administrators see Nicole more like the successful Sharon Osbourne? A rather kind lady. Not at all disruptive. She’s always the nicest of the American Idol judges. No dispute there! And look at that glorious hair.
No doubt the school district has its reasons.
But so does Dad.
And picking your battles carefully.
Nicole just wants that final bow. A walk to remember. That last step of a 12 year journey.
(Applause for that.)
Celebrity is one thing. Student is another.
Should Nicole look to Aubrey on “Celebrity Apprentice”?
(It’s all the rage today to look to stars for guidance.)
Aubrey O’Day played the game with design, determination, and a fiery personality.
Oh, she stepped on a few toes. Could have predicted that.
All that red hair.
She made it almost to the finals. (Just like Nicole, hmmmm?)
But in the “Celebrity Apprentice” finale, there was a surprise.
Did Mr Trump pull her aside and insist?
Saying, “You can’t walk across the stage until you change?”
Would he do that?
Hardly think so.
Still Aubrey appeared as angelic blond.
Should Nicole take the cue?
I leave it to you.
Red or Dread?
Individualism? Prejudice? Bullying?
Or plain just silly?
Hair today, gone tomorrow.
Phil, the philosopher Mouse of the Hedge
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