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Friday, September 9, 2022

Weekly roundup: Los Alamitos principal kisses pig after students reach goal, celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, and more

By Vicky NguyenSeptember 9, 2022
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McAuliffe Middle School Principal Dr. Ryan Weiss-Wright’s kiss with a piglet was live-streamed throughout campus.

There is a saying that goes, “Don’t make promises you can’t keep.” 

Well, McAuliffe Middle School’s Principal Dr. Ryan Weiss-Wright has proven he can keep a promise after students and their families exceeded a fundraising goal of $35,000.

With staff and the children as his witnesses, Dr. Weiss-Wright from the Los Alamitos Unified School District kissed a 65-pound pig named “Piglet” on its snout. The event was livestreamed to classrooms. 

As the Orange County Register reported, the school’s goal is to raise $75,000 to support campus activities like a clubs, dances and events.

In the past couple weeks, Principal Weiss-Wright has been hit in the face with a pie, dressed up as the Pillsbury Doughboy for a day and danced with the school’s choir.

The principal agreed to the incentives if the students reached certain donation milestones.

The school is still about $500 short of reaching its $50,000 goal, which comes another prize — getting to dump buckets of ice water on the entire school administrative staff. 

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