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Breidablik principal, teacher take one for the team

December 28, 2012 · 4:06 PM
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Breidablik interim principal Gary Stebbins is taped to the wall of the Breidablik Elementary School Gymnasium Dec. 20. / Kipp Robertson / Herald

BREIDABLIK — The afternoon of Dec. 20 was a moment Caden Clark was looking forward to for weeks.

Standing in the undercover area of the Breidablik Elementary School playground, Caden stood proudly facing his teacher with a pie in his hand.

Brittane Hendricks, a third/fourth/fifth split teacher at Breidablik, stood a few feet away from Caden. Donned with garbage bags and safety goggles, Hendricks prepared for the inevitable.

What was about to occur on the playground of the elementary school was the result of a PTSA cookie dough fundraiser and jog-a-thon that raised $12,500. The cookie dough brought in $8,000, with $4,500 coming from the jog-a-thon. Caden raised $375, selling the most and earning the right to throw a pie in his teacher’s face.

So there Caden was, surrounded by his peers. And the countdown began.

5 … 4 … 3 … 2 … 1 …

Amid laughter and cheers, Caden sent the pie into Hendricks’ face. It wasn’t over for Hendricks as the rest of her class quickly followed up with water balloons.

Hendricks wasn’t the only one that helped the class celebrate the fundraiser. Interim principal Gary Stebbins was taped to the gymnasium wall by the students, suspended briefly by duct tape.

 

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