250,000 minutes of reading. One duct-taped principal!

250,000 minutes of reading. One duct-taped principal!
Posted on 02/14/2020
Student duct taping principalAs a reward for the students of Martin Road Elementary School successfully completing a five-week reading challenge, Principal Fred Hahn was duct-taped to the cafeteria wall on Friday, Feb. 14.

As part of the challenge, the students had to read at least 250,000 minutes by Feb. 13; that goal was surpassed well ahead of then. In total, more than 400,000 minutes were read!

Students got to duct tape Mr. Hahn to the wall over the course of their lunch periods. At around 1 p.m., the chair he was standing on was taken out by the two top readers - fifth-graders Fatima Ali and Sumayyah Siddiqui. In the end, the tape held for Mr. Hahn!

Students had to prove their reading time by keeping weekly logs. The goal of the challenge was to help promote literacy and motivate students to read both at school and at home.

Student duct taping principal
Fourth-grader Jacob Feno.

Student duct taping principal
Fourth-grader Ace Plandowski.

Student duct taping principal
Fifth-grader Mohamadou Diallo.

Student duct taping principal
Fifth-grader Isabella Cowan.

Student duct taping principal
Fifth-grader Queen Myles.

Student duct taping principal
Fifth-grader Cody Maeweathers.

Principal duct taped to wall
Fifth-graders Fatima Ali and Sumayyah Siddiqui pull the chair out from under Mr. Hahn after he was duct-taped to the wall. The two students read the most amount of time during the reading challenge, so they were able to do the honors of pulling the chair out.

Principal duct taped to wall
Students celebrating Mr. Hahn being taped to the wall.

Principal duct taped to wall
Fifth-graders Fatima Ali and Sumayyah Siddiqui with Mr. Hahn.
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