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East County Friday, Nov. 6, 2009 12 years ago

Willis principals spend day on school's roof

by: Michael Eng Executive Editor

Willis Elementary School Principal Bill Stenger and Assistant Principal Lynne Menard proved a stimulus package doesn’t have to include putting the country in into further debt.

Earlier this year, the administrators challenged their school community during its Walk-A-Thon fundraiser. If the school raised more money than it did last year, both Stenger and Menard would spend a day on the roof.

Students and their families responded and raised more than $38,000 — all of which will be used at Willis.

And true to their word, Stenger and Menard climbed the ladder up to the roof hatch at 8 a.m. this morning to greet students as they arrived.

“The view is wonderful,” Menard said.

Stenger agreed, noting that he could see clear to downtown Sarasota from the roof.

Contact Michael Eng at [email protected].

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