Ice challenge makes its way to Glendale High
Principal is among educators who willingly have ice water poured over their heads to raise awareness for ALS.
Glendale High School AP science teacher Nabila Jahshan gets a bucket of ice water during the ASB-hosted Ice Bucket Challenge at the Glendale school on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. The challege raises funds for the ALS Foundation. (Raul Roa / Staff Photographer / August 14, 2014)
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The viral “Ice Bucket Challenge,” taken on by celebrities and sports figures, calls on people to donate money to the ALS Assn. or have a bucket of ice water dumped on them.
PHOTOS: Glendale High takes part in Ice Bucket Challenge
ALS is a neurodegenerative disease that can paralyze the body.
“The kids came and asked me yesterday, and I didn’t have a lot of time to think about it,” Makiewicz said. “It’s for a great cause.”
Glendale High junior Justin Driffill was challenged by a friend, and in turn, he challenged Makiewicz.
After Makiewicz and six other teachers were soaked one by one with water as hundreds of students looked on, Makiewicz announced a new challenge for her fellow principals, Rene Valdes at Daily High, Linda Junge at Crescenta Valley High and Jennifer Earl at Hoover High.
The challenge had raised more than $9 million in donations as of Friday, according to the ALS Assn.