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October 24, 2014From: Long Beach Public Schools
Following the concept behind the well-known ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Long Beach High School staff members and students organized a Bay Bucket Challenge to raise funds for a middle school student who was critically injured during the summer in a surfing accident.
They were eager to do something to support this member of the district and community. As a result, more than $650 was raised to help with the teen's medical expenses.
Eleventh-grade IB Social and Cultural Anthropology classes taught by Brian Petschauer and Diane Maier developed the idea for the Bay Bucket Challenge and coordinated it with the help of Life Skills students. The highly anticipated event took place during the high school's pep rally on Oct. 17, concluding the Spirit Week activities that were celebrated leading up to homecoming.
Students entered raffles for the chance to pour a bucket of water onto teachers and administrators who volunteered. Winners' names were announced throughout the pep rally, which ended with an unforgettable splash!
Photo: While some donned goggles and even snorkels, the Bay Bucket Challenge participants were all smiles despite the cold water!