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Principal at South Whidbey elementary sees blue after challenge

February 24, 2013 · Updated 7:45 PM
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Sarah Cravy laughs at her dad’s blue-dyed hair. Her dad happens to be Jeff Cravy, the principal at South Whidbey Elementary School. Cravy dyed his hair as a reward to the students for logging more than 300,000 minutes of reading this past month. / Photo courtesy of Valerie Brown

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Jeff Cravy, South Whidbey Elementary School’s principal, will see lots of blue in the near future.

Every time he catches his reflection in a window or mirror, Cravy will see his navy-dyed hair. And it’s because kids read a lot the past month.

Cravy challenged students to read 100 minutes a week with a school goal of 300,000 minutes. If they did, he would dye his hair blue.

After the school-wide contest to promote reading ended, Cravy made good on his promise at a school assembly Feb. 15.

Top readers earned prizes of books, bikes and stuffed polar bears. The Langley Masons donate four bicycles to the elementary school every semester to encourage student reading.


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