Getting his just desserts


Heber Hunt coach recieves a sweet reading treat

By Hope Lecchi - [email protected]



Heber Hunt Principal Brendan Eisenmenger rubs a whipped cream pie in the face of coach Kevin Ditzfeld on Thursday morning. Ditzfeld beat out Eisenmenger and counselor Amanda Jackson as the winner of the Scholastic All for Books Challenge. Students collected loose change and Ditzfeld, who received the most money, had six pies thrown in his face.


Kevin Ditzfeld looks hesitant as kindergartner Wesley Fulton prepares to throw the first whipped cream pie in Ditzfeld’s face. The students were randomly chosen by using a name generator on an iPad to toss the pies in their coach’s face. Fulton said he was really surprised and happy when he saw his name on the video screen when he was chosen.


From left, Katlyn Garrett, third grade, Chloe Bassett, second grade, Lily Carroll, fourth grade, Wesley Fulton, kindergarten, and Joseph Shelton, first grade, are all smiles after they had the chance to shove a whipped cream pie in the face of Coach Kevin Ditzfeld Thursday morning. Heber Hunt students raised money by collecting loose change as part of the recent book fair at the school.


Kevin Ditzfeld reacts after having a whipped cream pie thrown in his face. Students collected $170 by donating loose change, which was used to put more books in the hands of Heber Hunt students, said school librarian Amy Woolery.


Heber Hunt coach recieves a sweet reading treat

By Hope Lecchi

[email protected]

Heber Hunt Principal Brendan Eisenmenger rubs a whipped cream pie in the face of coach Kevin Ditzfeld on Thursday morning. Ditzfeld beat out Eisenmenger and counselor Amanda Jackson as the winner of the Scholastic All for Books Challenge. Students collected loose change and Ditzfeld, who received the most money, had six pies thrown in his face.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_tsd102315piereading1.jpgHeber Hunt Principal Brendan Eisenmenger rubs a whipped cream pie in the face of coach Kevin Ditzfeld on Thursday morning. Ditzfeld beat out Eisenmenger and counselor Amanda Jackson as the winner of the Scholastic All for Books Challenge. Students collected loose change and Ditzfeld, who received the most money, had six pies thrown in his face.

Kevin Ditzfeld looks hesitant as kindergartner Wesley Fulton prepares to throw the first whipped cream pie in Ditzfeld’s face. The students were randomly chosen by using a name generator on an iPad to toss the pies in their coach’s face. Fulton said he was really surprised and happy when he saw his name on the video screen when he was chosen.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_tsd102315piereading2.jpgKevin Ditzfeld looks hesitant as kindergartner Wesley Fulton prepares to throw the first whipped cream pie in Ditzfeld’s face. The students were randomly chosen by using a name generator on an iPad to toss the pies in their coach’s face. Fulton said he was really surprised and happy when he saw his name on the video screen when he was chosen.

From left, Katlyn Garrett, third grade, Chloe Bassett, second grade, Lily Carroll, fourth grade, Wesley Fulton, kindergarten, and Joseph Shelton, first grade, are all smiles after they had the chance to shove a whipped cream pie in the face of Coach Kevin Ditzfeld Thursday morning. Heber Hunt students raised money by collecting loose change as part of the recent book fair at the school.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_tsd102315piereading3.jpgFrom left, Katlyn Garrett, third grade, Chloe Bassett, second grade, Lily Carroll, fourth grade, Wesley Fulton, kindergarten, and Joseph Shelton, first grade, are all smiles after they had the chance to shove a whipped cream pie in the face of Coach Kevin Ditzfeld Thursday morning. Heber Hunt students raised money by collecting loose change as part of the recent book fair at the school.

Kevin Ditzfeld reacts after having a whipped cream pie thrown in his face. Students collected $170 by donating loose change, which was used to put more books in the hands of Heber Hunt students, said school librarian Amy Woolery.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_tsd1023piereading4.jpgKevin Ditzfeld reacts after having a whipped cream pie thrown in his face. Students collected $170 by donating loose change, which was used to put more books in the hands of Heber Hunt students, said school librarian Amy Woolery.

Reading has many rewards — just ask the students at Heber Hunt Elementary School if there is any question to that.

Thursday morning the students found out how sweet reading can be when five lucky students were given the chance to throw a pie in the face of coach Kevin Ditzfeld as a reward for a recent book fair hosted at the school.

The All for Books Challenge is a matching grant program where Scholastic will match dollar for dollar the amount the local district raises.

The book fair was hosted Oct. 5-9 and students raised $170 by collecting their loose change.

“Scholastic has a competition in conjunction with their book fair each year,” librarian Amy Woolery said. “We use the money that we raise locally to help put more books in the hands of Heber Hunt students.”

The students at the school were allowed to vote for the teacher or administrator they wanted to see have a pie thrown in their face.

“I asked Principal (Brendan) Eisenmenger, our counselor Amanda Jackson, and Coach (Kevin) Ditzfeld if they were willing to take part,” Woolery said. “They all graciously agreed, but this year we were surprised when someone other than Mr. Eisenmenger was chosen.”

Ditzfeld was selected because the students put the most money in his jar.

“I’m just so happy to watch this and know it’s not me for once,” Eisenmenger said. “Coach is a great sport to let the kids do this.”

Ditzfeld was more than happy to do his part.

“I know the kids get a kick out of things like this,” Ditzfeld said prior to the event. “They don’t get to see things like this on a daily basis and it’s good to help bring a smile to their faces.

“I’ve been through some things like this in the past,” he added. “I really don’t mind being made a fool of when it is for such a good cause.”

Ditzfeld added that he really appreciated his fellow contestants and Woolery for spearheading the project.

“We have such a wide range of students here from so many different backgrounds,” Ditzfeld said. “I think we would all do anything for the kids here because they all help and support each other.”

Hope Lecchi can be reached at 660-826-1000 ext. 1484

Sedalia Democrat

Hope Lecchi can be reached at 660-826-1000 ext. 1484

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