Holley principal gets duct taped for a good cause

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 20 March 2015 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers
HOLLEY – Dan Courtney, assistant principal at the Holley Middle/High School, spent more than two hours taped to a wall by the cafeteria in the school today, in an effort to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House.

Students and staff bought 412 strips of tape at $1 each to keep Courtney secure on the wall. Other donations from the Holley Teachers Association, Principal Susan Cory, Holley cheerleaders, and the student councils in the high school and middle school brought the total fund-raising effort to about $800.

Courtney said he was happy to help raise money for a good cause.

The Holley cheerleading program, led by coaches Penny Cole and her daughter Heather Kelley, spearheaded the fund-raiser.

The Holley squad was second overall in the G-R League, finishing two points behind Byron-Bergen.

“I try to teach the kids about giving back,” Cole said. “We are blessed with great kids.”

Two Holley cheerleaders, Nicole Boyle (left) and Adrianna Shepherd (second from left), were picked to cheer at the upcoming Ronald McDonald All-Star games. The two Holley cheerleaders will be representing the GR League at the game. They are shown collecting donations as part of the fund-raiser today.

Their coach, Penny Cole, is second from right with a strip of duct tape.

Both Boyle and Shepherd did an individual routine before judges and also a crowd in January during a cheerleading competition to earn the right to represent the GR League.

“They do an amazing job,” Cole said. “And outside of cheerleading they are both outstanding.”