Looking down from the edge of space, Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner, slowly pushes his way out of the balloon pod and prepares to drop 128,176 feet through the air. Plummeting at a top speed of 833.9 miles per hour breaking the sound barrier, taking the biggest risk in free-falling history.
Although not as dangerous as Baumgartner, BHS students and staff have also taken some risks and conquered fears.
“I was at the quarries and I hate heights so right off the bat going there might have been a mistake. I didn’t know the cliffs were that high” Said Senior Chris Whited,”I decided to do the medium one because I didn’t wanna be called a girl by my friends. I had stuttered a few times and then I had a YOLO moment and just ran. When I was free-falling, one thing that went through my mind is, ‘Is this happening?’, and when I surfaced I realized I did it!”
“I went to Europe for a month to pursue professional basketball,” said Assistant Principal Kris Thompson. “It payed good money but just wasn’t what I wanted to do, so I came back and went to college.”
“I started to get really bored, so I told my friends that I’d crawl through a fire naked for $20,” said Sophomore Adam Skelly. “It was worth it for $20.00, I’d do almost anything for $20.00.”