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Teachers Get Dunked to Raise Money for Young Student

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There might have been some drizzling Wednesday morning, but some high school staff members get fully soaked on purpose.

A water tank is placed outside of Bismarck High School, promising a chance to dunk a teacher and help a student.

Although it's kind of dreary and drizzling, a crowd of students gathers outside.

They want to see their teachers get dunked, but it's not for free.

Students have to pay up to throw a baseball or a football and try to teach their educators on how cold the water is.

"It's pretty funny watching their reaction after they get out of the water." says Quinn Irey, senior.

"They emailed us and asked if we'd volunteer, so of course I signed up." says Dave Zittelman, Dean of students.

"The first time was absolutely ice-cold and now I don't know if I'm just oblivious to it, but I'm feeling fine..." says Annie Mckenzie, English teacher.

"I was dry for quite awhile kind of egging them on a little bit, first time you go on it's overwhelming, after that it's all for a good cause so it's fun." says Dave Zittelman.

"It took a little arm-twisting in some of them, but in the end, they saw that picture of Hannah and just said absolutely I'll help." says Robin Nein, Student Council advisor.

They're helping to raise money for Hannah Miller, an elementary student at Sunrise who is battling cancer.

"The students are just really affected by the fact that she's so young and that she's going through so much..." says Nein.

"Well it's for a good cause and I really wanted to help out Hannah, I just thought it would be cool to do it." says Quinn Irey.

"I heard it was fundraising for a girl who had cancer so I just kind of wanted to support her, come out and dunk a teacher." says Zachary Scalzo, senior.

"Certainly they're enjoying the opportunity to dunk their teachers but I think they fell good to know the money is going toward something good." says Annie Mckenzie, English teacher.

A great reason for everyone to step up to the plate.

"Our school has a great sense of pride for the community and what people go through, and our kids donate money all the time, I'm just happy to be a part of it and watch our kids come out and spend some of their money and hopefully we can raise quite a bit of money for this great cause." says Zittelman.

"We're going to try and do the best we can to help her family and Hannah with her treatments coming up." says Nein.

They raised 578 dollars at the dunk tank event.

Hannah goes back for chemo treatments Thursday in Fargo.

Another fundraiser will be her benefit dinner next Thursday, Sept. 26th at the Mandan Moose.

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