U-Times

Administrative team takes the plunge: ALS ice bucket challenge

Back to Article
Back to Article

Administrative team takes the plunge: ALS ice bucket challenge

Students douse Mr. Maclin with ice water for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

Video by Hannah Fuller

Hannah Fuller

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Celebrities have done it, sports teams have done it, and now U. City administrators and teachers have done it. The task: the ALS Ice Bucket challenge.

Pete Frates, 29, of Beverly, MA., along with his family, started this huge phenomenon. Frates has been living with ALS since 2012. As of Aug. 24, the ALS association has raised over 70 million dollars from the ice bucket challenge.

The challenge works like this: first someone is nominated. Then that person has 24 hours to dump a bucket of ice water on their head or donate money to the ALS association. They nominate three to four more people and upload their video to some social media like Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter using the hashtag #ALSicebucketchallenge and tag friends who they nominate.

According to www.alsa.org, ALS or Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Soon muscle movement is lost and the victim can become completely paralyzed. There is one drug that can extend their life for two to three months but in the end ALS always wins; this disease is 100 percent fatal.

To support this deadly disease, on Aug. 25, after school on the football field, a crowd of students and teachers gathered to watch Mr. Maclin, Superintendent Pruitt, Assistant Superintendent Ward, Assistant Superintendent- Human Resources Dr. Cobb, and Chemistry teacher Mr. Brooks take the challenge.

Superintendent Pruitt became the first superintendent in the area to participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

“I think that it’s a good cause,” she said. “You know, in the spirit of U. City pride, I accept.”

Pruitt, who challenged the other superintendents in the area, is waiting to see if they will accept the challenge.

Mr. Maclin however, did not take it as well as Pruitt. He took off running halfway across the football field.

“It was cold,” he said. “You think its really not that cold. But it was for a very great cause.”

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Hannah Fuller, Staff Writer

This is my first year on the newspaper staff and I am already having a great time! Besides newspaper, I am involved in clubs such as GSA and Latin Club....

Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Left
  • Administrative team takes the plunge: ALS ice bucket challenge

    Top Stories

    Pershing wins float competition 4th year in a row

  • Administrative team takes the plunge: ALS ice bucket challenge

    Top Stories

    Wakanda night it was!

  • Administrative team takes the plunge: ALS ice bucket challenge

    Sports

    Lions come up short in homecoming loss

  • Administrative team takes the plunge: ALS ice bucket challenge

    News

    NEW AT THE U

  • Administrative team takes the plunge: ALS ice bucket challenge

    News

    Students raise awareness in ‘The Laramie Project’

  • Administrative team takes the plunge: ALS ice bucket challenge

    Top Stories

    Students greeted at start of 2018-19 school year

  • Administrative team takes the plunge: ALS ice bucket challenge

    Top Stories

    Seniors say farewell to U. City

  • Administrative team takes the plunge: ALS ice bucket challenge

    Top Stories

    Student’s artwork recognized on national level

  • Administrative team takes the plunge: ALS ice bucket challenge

    Features

    Students perform Sister Act for spring musical

  • Administrative team takes the plunge: ALS ice bucket challenge

    News

    Military Ball bids final farewell to Col. Henson

Navigate Right
The school newspaper of University City High School
Administrative team takes the plunge: ALS ice bucket challenge