Walnut Valley: Superintendent Takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

BY KELLI GILE

 

Dr. Bob Taylor, superintendent of the Walnut Valley Unified School District took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on August 22. See the video at www.wvusd.k12.ca.us. (Photo Courtesy: Kelli Gile)

Dr. Bob Taylor, superintendent of the Walnut Valley Unified School District took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on August 22. See the video at http://www.wvusd.k12.ca.us. (Photo Courtesy: Kelli Gile)

Walnut – Dr. Bob Taylor, Superintendent of the Walnut Valley Unified School District, accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Fri., Aug. 22.

The Ice Bucket Challenge phenomenon is spreading ALS awareness across the nation. People are taking the challenge and making a donation to help create a world without ALS. To date, ice bucket donations have reached $53.3 million.

The district leader was challenged by Jeff Jordan, Principal at Walnut High School, who took the challenge during football practice on August 21.

Taylor announced the surprise event at the end of a morning staff meeting, and about 50 employees gathered outside the District Office to cheer in support. Before getting soaked, he nominated his three assistant superintendents – Dr. Matt Witmer, Dr. Michelle Harold, and Jeanette Ullrich. They had 24 hours to accept the challenge.

Grounds Workers, Paul Moravec and Eric Sims, were chosen to pour several gallons of icy water on their boss.

“We were a little nervous,” they both admitted.

“I just didn’t want to drop it [the plastic tub] on his head!” Moravec added.

Help fight ALS and take the #IceBucketChallenge. For more information about the ALS Association or to make a donation, please visitwww.alsa.org.