PORT NECHES —
In class on Monday, Samara Bean, a science teacher at Port Neches Middle School, was able to explain to her students what it feels like to fly through a cloud at 120 miles per hour.
Over the weekend Bean and her colleague, Katy Boudoin, skydived from 14,000 feet near Rosharon, Tx, as part of a deal with students to raise money to fight leukemia and lymphoma.
If the students could raise $3,500 Bean and Boudoin agreed to jump.
“It was a brave thing for them to do, but it was for a good cause,” said Sondra Dixon, a Port Neches Middle School teacher and student council sponsor.
Since August 2011, the students raised a total of $3,586 by soliciting money through their study hall classes, with hopes of sending their teachers up in the plane.
“I think it pushed them that extra bit to get the money together,” said Boudoin, who had always wanted to go skydiving. “There’s nothing like having your teacher fly out of an airplane.”
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