Carpenter Cougars exceed Fun Run goal, so Principal Michael Johnson makes good on an unusual promise

Video and photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News

The Carpenter Cougar Fun Run not only met its fundraising goal of $5,000, the students collected pledges that more than doubled that.

So Principal Michael Johnson made good on his promise to allow students to do something not typically done in any elementary school cafeteria anywhere: The students took turns duct taping their principal to the wall.

“I’m just hanging around!” joked Johnson as the next student happily took her turn.

Niki Coatney, who coordinated the event with another Carpenter parent, Veronica Shah, said that about 400 students participated in the event.

“Carpenter Elementary is proud of the money raised from this fundraiser,” she said. “All money raised goes to our school to help cover field trip transportation, classroom supplies and materials, teachers mini grants and more.”

Representatives from C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital Michigan Medicine and Safe Kids Huron Valley was in attendance and handed out information on being safe, being smart and being seen when walking to school.

Pittsfield Township Community Coordinator Richie Coleman and Pittsfield Township police were on site all morning and afternoon cheering the students on.






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