Photo Gallery | Camel surprises Chapin High School students on 'Hump Day'
Chapin High students were surprised and excited to see a camel in the school's courtyard Wednesday morning.
Yes, it was "Hump Day," and principal Akil Ross shocked his students by bringing the hoofed mammal to campus.
It wasn't a talking a camel like the one that has been getting a lot of attention lately because of Geico's new 'Hump Day' commercial, but Abraham was a hit with the students.
Lexington-Richland School District Five officials say Dr. Ross and all other principals are big on school spirit and believe in helping the students stay enthusiastic about learning.
Ross even got on the camel himself. Here's video.
"When I became a principal I knew a lot would be asked of me, but I never thought I'd be asked to get on a camel," said Dr. Ross. "I'll do anything to get my students fired up about learning and school. It was tremendous for school sprirt."
One parent said their child was having a bad morning, but the camel made their day.
A student said the visit is an example of what they like best about Chapin High. “School spirit is important,” the student said.
A school board member who had some connections helped to make the 'Hump Day' surprise happen.
After visiting Chapin High, the camel made its way to Chapin Elementary School. The district says no instruction time was lost because of either visit.