St. Paul School ice cream social and duct-taping ceremony
On May 20, the students at St. Paul Lutheran School in Westlake received an ice cream treat from Mitchell's Ice Cream, as they watched Principal Dale Lehrke, get duct-taped to a wall.
This celebration rewarded the school body for their outstanding response to the National Junior Honor Society's (NJHS) Book Drive Fundraiser. During the school year, the Junior National Honor Society members challenged the school to collect 1,300 books for students at The Village Prep School. The NJHS students asked Principal Lehrke for an extra challenge. He offered to be duct-taped to the wall if they doubled the number of books. The students responded by exceeding the challenge with a total number of books collected over 3,000!
NJHS members Paris Mather (salutatorian) and Nolan Ragland (valedictorian) received the honor of removing the chairs from under Mr. Lehrke. The duct tape held him for one minute before he came down!
Diane Konyk, Technology Educator, St. Paul Lutheran School