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East High Principals Get Dumped For ALS

These Sioux City school employees ended their Monday on a high note: raising awareness for a lesser-known disease.

Sioux City (ABC9 News) -- Though students are back to school, it doesn't mean it's all work and no play for school staff. Monday, the principals of East High School in Sioux City took the ALS “ice bucket challenge;” dumping buckets of water on themselves to raise awareness for the disease before making a donation. They were challenged by the school's assistant basketball coach Jeff Jepsen.

As part of their challenge, the East High principals called out the administrators at Heelan and East Middle in hopes they'll help spread the word and raise some more money for research.

"I think it's just really important to get the awareness,” BJ Koch said after taking the challenge. “Kids have been talking about it today. They helped fundraise some money for us today, they passed a hat around in homeroom. Looking online it looks like they raised a lot of money with this ice bucket challenge and definitely people are a lot more aware."

 

East High isn’t the only Sioux City school getting in on the fun. The staff of Liberty Elementary has also accepted the challenge and will be taking the plunge Tuesday after the final bell.


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