Skydiving Stunt by Baylor School’s President Ignites Campus Excitement Ahead of Rivalry Game

Published 09/29/2023, 4:00 PM EDT

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Baylor School’s president, Chris Angel, has left no stone unturned with his daring display of spirit. Firing up the school community for the much-anticipated annual face-off with McCallie, Chris took an extraordinary leap of faith this week. The president was recorded soaring from a plane in tandem with an expert skydiver. Victoriously, he even made a graceful landing right on the school’s campus.

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As the Scenic City sprawled beneath him, Chris’s thrilling act of dedication was greeted by an exuberant throng of students. The sounds of appreciation and joy during his descent offered a breathtaking backdrop to Angel’s awe-inspiring skydiving trip. Revealing his audacious feat, the school president had undeniably set a sky-high bar for gaming spirit and excitement. Despite the sensational venture going viral, another faculty member shared his opinion of denial. 

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The Baylor School President’s recent exhilarating entrance was immediately greeted by his cheering students. The spectacle was not just for show; Chris expressed it as a passionate attempt to boost school morale and energize the Baylor community. On the other hand, Baylor’s head coach, Erik Kimrey, chose to remain resolutely grounded. 

 

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When inquired if there was a chance that he might follow in Angel’s aerial footsteps, Kimrey responded with a definitive refusal. Confessing that he would rather keep his feet firmly planted on the ground, he expressed, “No chance. Yeah. No, I love Mr. Angel and his spirit for the school. He’s from here.” While elaborating on Chris’ skydiving tour, Erik added his candid insights, stating, “The kids went nuts. That’s what’s great about this week.” Inspiringly, another incident depicting an unconventional fundraising effort by a school faculty has caused similar thrills in recent times. 

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On the other side of the Atlantic, in Holmfirth, England, another educational leader chose to take off from the skies for an entirely different reason. Reverend Evelyne Barrow, the head teacher at New Mill Infant and Junior Schools, described facing budget issues with the institutions. With rising costs and no endless pot of money, Barrow expressed a dire shortage in the annual finances, amounting to approximately $32,980.50 (£27,000). 

Taking the severity of the situation into her own hands, Barrow decided to raise funds by skydiving from an impressive 15,000 feet. She claimed the extraordinary step was driven by her sheer determination to support her students, saying, “We are underfunded and I want to make sure that the children here have the very best that they can have.” Barrow’s daring act has already gathered more than $2930.22 (£2,400) towards the school’s financial recovery, with undoubted acknowledgment from her faculty members.

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With her selfless leap of faith, Reverend Barrow has inspired many by getting creative in an attempt to support the schooling communities. As the sky becomes a stage for these unconventional efforts, the notable incidents have attracted skydiving enthusiasts, students, and educators alike. 

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Sanchari Bhaduri

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Sanchari Bhaduri is a fresh Sports Viral Moments writer at EssentiallySports. Graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English from IGNOU, she embarked on her content creation career in 2015 with freelance projects. Her previous role involved her serving as a Content Manager for Reddit.
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