- Written by Steve Frank
Parkway School teachers and staff got good and wet in the ALS Challenge Friday afternoonand yes, Dr. Elliott was manning one of the Deep Gap fire hoses. The new superintendent helped hose teachers like Stephen Schmal, who told their stories and made their challenges, Schmals challenge to the Watauga Schools Central Office, saying to the cheering Parkway staff, I want to go ahead and challenge the central office, cause I found out that they have notso if you havent stepped up yet central office, lets do ittheyve got to be bigger than us, but I don think so. Schmal told of his fathers battle with ALS, known as Lou Gehrigs disease, which claimed his life. Other staff challenged the Watauga Library staff and other schools to step up and take the ice bucket challenge and raise funds for ALS research.