So, he did manage to pass 8th grade as required to keep his mane. However, a D meant a number 2 buzz cut. He thought warming up to the idea of short hair after having it long for 3 years would ease the 'punishment' aspect, but he was still very nervous. Dad suggested a Mohawk for a bit more fun and he agreed but was still worried.
Here is the event in pictures:
Good thing he has a nice shaped head! Did he take his punishment like a man? you bet! Will it turn him into a straight A student with piles of discipline and organization skills?? Probably not. But he will get there-just like me, so there ya go.