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PHOTO: Sound Beach School Dean Shaves Head at Fundraiser

Dean Joseph Zito shaves head into mohawk at "Today is for Tommy" event.

The Miller Place School District teamed up with the in a fundraiser for Tommy Scully, an 8-year-old student at the who is currently recovering from brain tumor surgery.

LADSBS Dean of Students, Joe Zito, challenged students to collect more than 180 pounds of change, and if so he would shave his hair into a mohawk.

The elementary schoolers collected money in change to be weighed before the  fundraiser, and the students collected over 327 pounds of change, approximately $2,000. The money will be donated to the Stony Brook Children’s Hospital to assist with Tommy’s post-surgery care.

Mark Larson June 14, 2012 at 01:08 PM
What a good guy!
Laurel Sutton June 14, 2012 at 04:50 PM
Love the new look, Mr. Zito - and what a great story - so proud of you and all of the LADSBS students, as well as everyone who helped to make the "Today is for Tommy" event such a success. We really have such a great community, especially when someone needs help and support...
KerryAlbee June 14, 2012 at 10:40 PM
Mr. Zito apparently can talk the talk and walk the walk and rock the Mohawk. What a fabulous role model for our kids. Next to seeing my son's beaming face at the moving up, your recitation of the anti-bully pledge was the highlight of the ceremony.
Kathy Miekley June 14, 2012 at 11:31 PM
Love the mohawk! Mr. Zito truly is a wonderful role model for our kids! He is an example of good character and integrity. I am SO grateful for his presence in the lives of my kids and our community!
Helen June 16, 2012 at 08:06 PM
You rock Mr. Zito! It was an unexpected part of the event. I had no idea the kids did this. I love my neighbors and my community. Thanks to all of you for making the event a successful one for Tommy.
Emily Callahan November 13, 2012 at 10:19 PM
ya thankyou mr. zito it really was funny when u came in and all of us saw u. it was for a good cause. you are a role model to me and hopefully to other kids in my school i hope we can do it again this year

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