Urbana Junior High pies teachers for Socktober challenge


By Casey S. Elliott - celliott@civitasmedia.com



Urbana Junior High teacher Tim Mackey gets a whipped cream “pie” thrown in his face by eighth grader Logan Pence. Pie-throwers were randomly chosen for the privilege.

Urbana Junior High teacher Tim Mackey gets a whipped cream “pie” thrown in his face by eighth grader Logan Pence. Pie-throwers were randomly chosen for the privilege.


Casey S. Elliott | Urbana Daily Citizen

Urbana Junior High School teachers Julie Tirey, left, and Carmen Lacy prepare whipped cream “pies” to be thrown in the faces of more than 20 teachers Friday. The pie-throwing was a special assembly for junior high students who won a “Socktober” challenge against Bellefontaine Middle School.


Casey S. Elliott | Urbana Daily Citizen

Urbana Junior High School staff members got a faceful of whipped cream “pie” Friday in celebration of winning a sock donation challenge against Bellefontaine Middle School.

The junior high students challenged Bellefontaine middle students to bring in the most pairs of socks for “Socktober.” The month-long challenge netted 678 pairs of socks for homeless shelters in Champaign and Logan counties.

Urbana students won by bringing in 417 pairs of socks, Urbana Junior High science teacher and Student Council advisor Stephanie Forson said. Twenty-six teachers treated the winning students by taking the pies – made of whipped cream – at a celebratory Hillclimber assembly Friday.

“Socktober” is a challenge started by Kid President creator Brad Montague four years ago, with a goal of getting students and adults to help the homeless in an easy, fun way, according to the soulpancake.com/socktober website. Last year, more than 10,000 schools, families, businesses and churches took part in Socktober.

Bellefontaine Middle School students accepted their loss gracefully, though challenged Urbana to a rematch with “Cans for Christmas.”

Urbana Junior High teacher Tim Mackey gets a whipped cream “pie” thrown in his face by eighth grader Logan Pence. Pie-throwers were randomly chosen for the privilege.
https://www.urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2015/11/web1_Pie-thrown.jpgUrbana Junior High teacher Tim Mackey gets a whipped cream “pie” thrown in his face by eighth grader Logan Pence. Pie-throwers were randomly chosen for the privilege. Casey S. Elliott | Urbana Daily Citizen

Urbana Junior High School teachers Julie Tirey, left, and Carmen Lacy prepare whipped cream “pies” to be thrown in the faces of more than 20 teachers Friday. The pie-throwing was a special assembly for junior high students who won a “Socktober” challenge against Bellefontaine Middle School.
https://www.urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2015/11/web1_Pies-prep.jpgUrbana Junior High School teachers Julie Tirey, left, and Carmen Lacy prepare whipped cream “pies” to be thrown in the faces of more than 20 teachers Friday. The pie-throwing was a special assembly for junior high students who won a “Socktober” challenge against Bellefontaine Middle School. Casey S. Elliott | Urbana Daily Citizen

By Casey S. Elliott

celliott@civitasmedia.com

Casey S. Elliott may be reached at 937-652-1331 ext. 1772 or on Twitter @UDCElliott.

Casey S. Elliott may be reached at 937-652-1331 ext. 1772 or on Twitter @UDCElliott.