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VIDEO: Bel Air Elementary Principal Takes to Tricycle

After the students met their fundraising goal, principal Robin Payne agreed to show her fine tricycle skills as a reward.

At , raising $2,000 will get you three wheels—a school principal on three wheels, that is.

This year Bel Air Elementary students collected Box Tops for Education as a fundraising project.

"What we did is I challenged them, if they would raise a certain amount of money then I would ride a tricycle," Bel Air Elementary's Principal, Robin Payne, said.

The students raised more than $2,000 and held "Ms. Payne" to her word.

As promised, Payne climbed on board a red tricycle and cruised down Lee Street and through the school parking lot to a soundtrack of cheering students.

"She looks ridiculous," one third-grade student announced with glee after the ride was over.

Payne explained the event was bittersweet because this school year marks the end of her time at Bel Air Elementary. Effective July 1, Payne will transfer to .

"It's like my parting fun thing to do for them," Payne said.

See video of the epic ride attached to this article.

Sheeple June 09, 2012 at 08:36 PM
How is collecting box tops dedication to education?
Kirsten Dize June 09, 2012 at 08:57 PM
Sheeple, Box Tops for Education allows schools to earn money by collecting designated tops off of certain products, I'm sure you've seen the logos before. There is a link in the story to the fundraisers website. You can learn more about it here http://www.boxtops4education.com/learn/WhyJoin.aspx?WT.ac=UHP_WhyJoin
Kirsten Dize June 09, 2012 at 08:57 PM
and here: http://www.boxtops4education.com/earn/clip/Default.aspx
Mary Colleen Sheridan Allan June 09, 2012 at 10:10 PM
The point is that she was willing to 'embarrass' herself for the amusement of the students if they worked together to bring in enough Box Tops to raise $2,000 for the school. In the end, they raised closer to $2,200. The thought of seeing their principal riding a tricycle was enough motivation to bring in 220,000 individual Box Tops!!
Ginger Petrick June 10, 2012 at 01:19 AM
you are kidding, right??

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