Principal Jon Ross spent a cold night on the roof of Lionville Middle School to thank students for exceeding their fundraising goal for Alex’s Lemonade Stand. The students raised $100 more than the $7500 goal they had set for themselves.
Mr. Ross pitched a tent on the roof and encouraged students to check in with him from time to time on social media. His exploits were livestreamed and those watching had the opportunity to catch him watching Netflix, reading a book and enjoying some of the snacks the students had sent up to him.
Although many in the school suggested he wait for warmer weather, Ross felt challenged by the opportunity to spend the night in frigid temperatures. The Daily Local News, NBC 10 and 6ABC came to cover the event.