And now you can add Oak Creek Elementary School Principal Carlo Grasso to that distinguished list.
On March 8, Grasso found himself drenched in bright green goo during a school-wide assembly in celebration of Oak Creek’s 10th annual Jog-a-thon, which raised more than $40,000 for technology, assemblies, lunchtime activities, health clerk hours and other needs.
Keep in mind that this was a voluntary sliming – sort of. The principal had boldly agreed to be the target of the messy stunt if his students reached their fundraising goal of $35,000, and that was pretty much all the motivation they needed.
“He was fantastic,” said Adrienne Krolikowski, a PTA member who co-chaired this year’s Jog-a-thon. “We couldn’t have done it without him. He took one for the team.”
Krolikowski said the slime was produced from a recipe found on the Nickelodeon website. Organizers made about 10 gallons of the gooey stuff using water, flour, Jell-O (because there’s always room for Jell-O), baby shampoo and green food coloring.
When it was sliming time, the 10 kids who collected the most green — as in currency — got to do the honors.
“We just had an overwhelming response,” Krolikowski said, “and it was a great day.”