Metro Detroit principal spending night on roof after students raise $20,000

WXYZPublished: October 20, 201762 views
Published: October 20, 2017

The students at Forest Elementary return to school Friday morning knowing the principal will be a bit tired. That’s because Principal Steve Vercellino spent the better part of Thursday afternoon, and all of Thursday night, sleeping on the roof after his kids raised more than $20,000. The amazing part is that they raised the money in just three weeks, all of it earmarked for school programs or the library. “I’m running out of challenges that will stump these kids,” said Vercellino, perched atop his school. “They’re amazing and they rise to the occasion each time.” In the past Vercellino has challenged the kids to raise funds by promising to eat chocolate covered worms, he’s also committed to performing a song and dance — the kids met his goal for funds raised both times.

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