Principal keeps promise, camps out on school roof

ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - Students in a Jefferson County school were met with a strange sight Wednesday morning, a woman camped out on the roof.

It wasn't just anybody, it was the principal of Sunrise School in De Soto.

With a friendly wave and wearing a cozy, pink robe, Principal Angie Rowden welcomed the kids to classes Wednesday and settled a challenge.

Rowden promised the students that if they could raise $4,500 in their annual fundraising event, she would spend the night on the roof.

They met that goal, about $700 more than last year, so Rowden set up camp on the roof and prepared for a brisk night.

“It's windy, let’s say. I had a very thick sleeping bag, two blankets, a down pillow, some wooly socks,” she said.

The principal stayed on the roof from about 3 p.m. Tuesday until after the morning buses arrived at 8 Wednesday morning.

The money raised pays for things like field trips, activities and awards for the students.


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