Havelock teachers respond to challenge, get wet for ALS

ice bucket challenge

Teacher Jody Orlowski gets doused with cold water in the ALS ice water challenge Monday at Arthur Edwards Elementary School in Havelock. About 30 teachers took the challenge and have set up a jar for donations to help fight the disease in the school's office.

Drew C. Wilson/Havelock News
Published: Monday, August 18, 2014 at 05:54 PM.

It was a wet ending to the work day for teachers at Arthur W. Edwards Elementary School in Havelock on Monday.

About 30 of the school’s teachers participated in the ALS ice water challenge.

Using buckets and pans, teachers dumped water onto the heads of their colleagues. Similar challenges have been captured across the country on social media in an effort to raise money for the ALS Association.

Third-grade student Chris DeSosa challenged the school’s teachers to participate.

“Chris challenged one of our teachers and she in turn challenged all of the rest of the teachers,” teacher Karen Swanner said.

DeSosa said he came up with the idea after his cousin Austin from Orlando, Fla., challenged him.

“It was funny because I dumped an ice cold bucket of water on my head,” he said.

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