Photo Gallery: St. Sebastian School principal faces paint-covered sponges
St. Sebastian School Principal Kathleen Roppa agreed to allow students to throw paint-covered sponges at her if the student body met a reading goal in February.
For each 100 minutes of reading, a link was added to a paper chain. The students at the school in Ross Township had a month to make the chain go all the way through the building on both floors, the requirement to win the prize. The students read for 317,611 minutes.
On May 14, the principal held up her part of the bargain. She donned protective gear and allowed the paint sponges to fly.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- $120M health facility opens in Pine
- Pine-Richland music, band teacher bids farewell after 22 years
- For 50 years, Hampton woman has worked at St. Ursula
- Northern Tier tales to get patrons in Halloween spirit
- Since 1868, Shaler’s Bock Funeral Home has been a family affair
- Pilot program uses apps to personalize learning for Shaler Area second-graders
- Hampton considering new rules for ATVs
- Policy keeps public from using Shaler Area track during school hours
- Proposal asks Shaler to mark roads to make drivers aware bicyclists frequent route
- Run 4 Their Lives race in Hampton to raise awareness about human trafficking
- Northland to hold ‘Zombie Homecoming’