Moon Area School District raises awareness for ALS

Brandon Kreiser


Delaney Hassell, Staff Reporter

Moon Area High School went above and beyond with over 300 students and faculty members participating in the wildly popular Ice Bucket Challenge. Among the faculty who took part were superintendent Curt Baker and principal Barry Balaski.

Students who participated had to bring a donation, permission slip and bucket to be allowed on to the field.  Out of the student body of approximately 1,200 students, only 300 poured the water and ice.

Balaski was nominated by McCormick Elementary School, but he wanted to take the nomination to the next level by getting the student body involved.

Balaski’s challenged an institution familiar to all of us: Robert Morris University. The Tigers’ principal said that not only was it all for a good cause, but it gave the faculty a chance to spend time with the kids.

“It was a lot of fun for us, plus it gave us the opportunity to come out on a nice day and have a little fun with the kids,” said Balaski.