Tri-M does the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

By Kaylyn Redway, 8th grade, Southern Oaks Middle

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has been a HUGE hit worldwide! So far the ALS foundation has received over $94.3 million dollars in donations compared to $2.7 million during the same time period last year. If you don’t know, ALS stands for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis also known as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. For more information on ALS, go to www.mda.org.

“I think the Ice Bucket Challenge is important because we are showing that we support anyone and everyone who is effected by ALS,” was Aimee Pezzino’s, SOMS Tri-M co-president, answered when asked why she thinks the Ice Bucket Challenge is important.

S.O.M.S Tri-M completed the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge after school. Tri-M is an organization for people who are in band and chorus to come together and help the community. Tri-M does beach clean-ups, go to help out at animal shelters, and tons more! People join Tri-M because it’s a chance to give back to the community and being able to hang out with friends. Tri-M co-presidents, Aimee Pezzino and Julia Moras, came up with the idea of doing the Ice Bucket Challenge.

During her interview, Aimee was asked what her plans are as co-president of Tri-M, “As co-president, I plan to raise money for our Band and its needs. I also plan to show that we care about our environment by hosting road and beach clean ups. As a whole, I plan to make volunteering a fun and effective thing to participate in.”