Byron Principal Ditches Ponytail for Charity

Created: 05/30/2014 8:19 PM
By: Jenna Lohse

(ABC 6 News) -- Byron's High School Principal traded his pony tail for something pretty special...

Mike Duffy challenged students to donate money if they wanted to see him cut off all his hair.

Those students came up with a few hundred dollars and local businesses added a thousand more.

"It brought tears to my eyes to hear so many nice things and nice poems that the students read and the staff comments were very emotional," Duffy said.  "I'm very happy we raised money for Ronald Mcdonald.  I'll put up with this for a few days to grow it back out."

Mr. Duffy is retiring after 14 years leading the bears as principal.