TJ Faculty to Lose Locks After Students Meet Fundraising Challenge
Three Thomas Jefferson Middle School faculty members will shave their heads Friday after students raised more than $3,000 in less than a week for their healthy heart campaign.
Three Thomas Jefferson Middle School faculty members who offered to lop off their locks if students raised an additional $3,000 this week for the school's ongoing Hoops for Heart fundraiser will be getting buzzed Friday.
Thomas Jefferson vice prinicipal Dominick Tarquino, music teacher Scott Avidon and math teacher Matthew Cecconi agreed to shave their heads if TJ students, who had already obliterated their $10,000 fundraising goal, could get to $16,000 raised by the end of the week. The students were up to the challenge and reached $16,100 by Thursday afternoon.
The soon-to-be bald trio will have their heads shaved at 2 p.m. in front of the entire student body and faculty during the school's Hoops for Heart assembly, a national fundraising program that promotes physical activity, heart healthy living and community service that TJ is participating in this year.