Centennial dunks students, principal

THE SUN was shining but several students and the principal were soaked as Centennial Christian School wrapped up its Daily Physical Activity (DPA) Challenge between the teachers and students yesterday.

LIAM NUTMA holds his breath as a softball whizzes by over the target on the dunk tank at Centennial Christian School yesterday

THE SUN was shining but several students and the principal were soaked as Centennial Christian School wrapped up its Daily Physical Activity (DPA) Challenge between the teachers and students yesterday.

It also marked the last day of regular classes for the high school students.

The DPA challenge saw staff and students team up against each other to see which team could do the most daily physical activity from May 23 to June 17.

This year, the teachers vowed to come out on top.

After the first week of the four week challenge, the students took the lead but in the end, the teachers were true to their words and won.

The victory meant that the teachers got to choose students they wanted to dunk and students were picked according to who would have a good sense of humour about being dropped into the water of the dunk tank, said principal Curtis Tuininga, who also got dunked by students and at least one adult.

The dunking kicked off with a reluctant Ocean Georgelin, who braced herself with her hands held together under her chin as if she was praying and her eyes closed as students and teachers gave it their best shot, throwing soft balls at the target that would release the seat and plunge her into the tank.

Twice she hit the water until she was free to go.

Next up, Liam Nutma held his breath with his cheeks puffed out and his hands clenched into fists. He also got dunked twice.

Krizia McDonough went into the water four times, the first time with a big smile on her face, followed by three dunks with her eyes closed. Her brother even took a try at dunking her, but missed the target.

Ryan Roseboom spent most of his time watching the balls miss the target and laughing at how far the thrower missed it by.

Two balls managed to connect and he got his soaking plus one dunk after he was declared finished.

Tuininga looked seriously at each student who picked up a softball, telling them they didn’t want to do it.

But a couple hit the target and in he went, including one adult who tried right up close and missed before just hitting the target with his hand. A barbecue was fired up and students and staff enjoyed hamburgers and hot dogs after everyone dried off.

Just Posted

TDCSS to end on-campus daycare service

NWCC committed to finding licenced provider to fill space

Terrace teen honoured at Commonwealth writing competition

Ariadna Sullivan among 12,000 entrants vying for top awards

VIDEO: Researchers rely on drones to survey aftermath of B.C. wildfires

UBC researchers are using aerial drones to study the historic 2017 wildfires in the province

Rent continues to rise in Prince Rupert, drops in Terrace

A report from Canadian Mortage and Housing Corporation shows the average rent has risen by $132

Cops targeting risky behaviour, auto crime

Holiday campagaigns aim to keep roads safe, valuables protected

Pool upgrade on budget, slightly behind

Completion is set for March 30, and opening will likely be late-April, early-May

‘The Last Jedi’ opens with $220M, 2nd best weekend all-time

As anticipated, the movie fell shy of the opening weekend for J.J. Abrams’ 2015 franchise reboot

2 couples tie the knot in Australia’s 1st same-sex weddings

West Australian couple Anne Sedgwick, Lyn Hawkins have been together for 40 years

B.C. concert promoter bans Nazi symbols at shows

A man was witnessed making a Nazi salute during a heavy metal show at Pub 340

EDITORIAL: Putting #MeToo to work in your workplace

Workers from top to bottom need to stand together against the bully of sexual harassment

Owl found dead after eating rat poison leaves B.C. woman concerned

After finding the owl on her Surrey property, Christine Trozzo says the poison is a concern for kids

Change to CPP death benefit panned as insufficient to cover funeral costs

Funeral Services Association of Canada lobbied governments to raise the value to $3,580

#MeToo at work: Employers play a role in fixing culture of sexual harassment

B.C. workplaces are getting ahead of being the next MeToo debacle, calling on experts to train staff

B.C. woman brain injured in crash as a baby gets $1.1 million in damages

Trial heard the woman was 16 months old, being carried by her mother when they were both hit

Most Read