‘Y’all are next!’ – principals accept ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

By MacKenzie Spradlin
PeeDeePost.com

* Goodmans complete challenge

ROCKINGHAM — Julian Carter was among the counters 16 principals challenged on Thursday to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge by Superintendent Cindy Goodman.

Stephanie Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com Assistant Principal Kevin Wallace smiles as he dumps a lot of ice-cold water onto his boss, Rockingham Middle School Principal Julian Carter.

Stephanie Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com
Assistant Principal Kevin Wallace smiles as he dumps a lot of ice-cold water onto his boss, Rockingham Middle School Principal Julian Carter.

About 24 hours later, Carter issued his own test — to all of his Rockingham Middle School teachers, many of whom stood around to see their boss get soaked. The informal ceremony took place outside on the sidewalk in front of the school’s auditorium. Assistant Principal Kevin Wallace performed the honors of dumping the icy water on Carter, who donned a neon yellow snorkel mask for show.

Eighth grade English teacher Courtney Deane wanted an escape route.

“Can I just donate,” she asked.

Amidst laughter and cajoling, Carter complained that Wallace “poured it real slow.”

The burst of ice-cold water was breath-taking, Carter said.

It “took me five minutes to breathe,” he said.

He looked at his teachers with a vengeful glare: “Y’all are next!”

Carter wasn’t the only confirmed challenger. Early College Principal Michael Chapman also took center stage on Friday.

“Because of my lovely boss, “Chapman said, “I am calling out all the 12th and 13th grade students of Richmond Early College to take the challenge.”

Chapman, in a white dress shirt, black slacks and tie, sat still as two people poured the contents of a large black bucket over his head. His reaction was not something you’ll see on YouTube video highlights, as he handled the cold, wet gift with grace.

“And that, my dear, is how it’s done,” Chapman said.

See video clips of both challenges here.

Editor’s note: MacKenzie Spradlin is a seventh-grader at Rockingham Middle School. This was, naturally, a fun story to cover for the Post.

 

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  • Julian carter

    Mackenzie Rocks!!! Great article Mackenzie, glad you’re a Rocket!!!

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