w_duct-tapeSt. Anthony Park Elementary School principal Ann Johnson found herself in a sticky situation on Jan. 30 after she made good on a promise that if the school’s students met their goal of 220,000 minutes of reading in this year’s Read-a-Thon, she would be ducttaped to a wall. Students blew past that goal with 362,533 minutes and raised close to $10,000 for the school. The theme of this year’s Read-a-Thon, a fundraiser for St. Anthony Park School Association, was “Stuck on Reading.” Here, fourth-grade teachers Judy Roe and Colleen Osterbauer help secure the duct-tape cocoon that kept Johnson strapped to the wall for nearly three hours. In the past, Johnson has donned a chicken suit and milked a goat in front of students when they surpassed their Read-a-Thon goals. Why? “It gives the students something to look forward to, and I want to highlight reading as something fun and delightful,” she said. Photo by Christy Gaffney

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