Thursday, May 29, 2014

Stratford Principal Stacks Up

Stratford High School Principal Chris Juntti emerged the winner on May 16 after a cup-stacking contest held during the ribbon cutting at a new donut and coffee shop.

As the winner, Principal Juntti and other Stratford High representatives became a lesson in generosity by sharing the $1,000 prize with three other nonprofit groups in west Houston. Earlier this year, Principal Juntti was named SBISD’s Secondary Principal of the Year by his peers. 

Principal Juntti won the $1,000 grand prize in the “Dunkin’ Cups for Charity” cup stacking competition during the recent opening of the new Dunkin’ Donuts located at 2808 Highway 6 South. Stratford’s portion of the prize will help send the school representative to the upcoming Boys State competition.

Helping Principal Juntti with stacking strategy and “wind blocking” duties were Stratford High Assistant Principal Danny Gex and Athletic Director Eliot Allen.

In a press release, Dunkin’ Donuts praised the Stratford leader and his teammates for displaying “true sportsmanship” when they collectively decided to split the $1,000 prize with the other competing nonprofits.

Competing in the cup stacking event were representatives with the Alief Family YMCA, Literacy Advance of Houston, and West Houston Assistance Ministries Inc. Contestants were given 60 seconds to build a pyramid of coffee cups, all stacked upside down, with the goal being to go higher than other contestants.

Principal Juntti split the prize equally to reinforce the good done by all. “Because all four groups present are kid-centered, we all decided that the money should be split four ways. West Houston Assistance Ministries shared that they could buy 1,200 pounds of food with $250! Everyone wins, and the four groups will put the money to good use,” he said.


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