Brrrrr: HISD staff, board members take Ice Bucket Challenge

The Ice Bucket Challenge has been popular around the world, including with Houston ISD staff and the Board of Education.

The Ice Bucket Challenge is a fundraiser for the ALS Association, which supports people diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease). People are challenged to dump a bucket of ice water on their head, and they can either accept the challenge, make a donation to an ALS charity of their choice, or both. As of Aug. 22, the association had raised more than $53 million.

Five high school principals – James McSwain of Lamar, Michael McDonough of Bellaire, Peggi Stewart of Westside, Jason Catchings of Westbury, and Connie Berger of Reagan – accepted their challenge, along with HISD Athletics Director Marmion Dambrino, on Friday.

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A day earlier, Board of Education President Juliet Stipeche and Trustee Manuel Rodriguez Jr. took the challenge.

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Carnegie Vanguard High School administrators braved icy waters when they took the challenge!

Board Trustee Anna Eastman accepts the challenge!
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HISD police officers take the challenge: