Peru State's Phi Epsilon Kappa (PEK) is hosting a "24 Hours for Tesla" fundraiser on Jan. 25 and 26. The event will take place in the College's Al Wheeler Activity Center (AWAC).
 Tesla Oldfield, a Nebraska City native and graduate of NCHS, is a Peru State 2014 graduate who was recently diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease).
A multi-year participant in both softball and cross country at Peru State, Tesla has also been very active.
Now living with her fiancée, Derrick Davis, also a 2014 graduate who played baseball and football, in Florida, the two have a young daughter Harbor.
In order to help offset the medical bills the couple is facing, as well as, to help raise awareness for ALS, PEK will be hosting the 24-hour fundraiser.
For the event, teams will have at least one (1) person either walking on a treadmill in the Fitness Center or around the track in the AWAC for one (1) hour while completing a total of 24 hours.
The walk will being at 1 p.m. on Friday and will conclude at 1 p.m. on Saturday prior to the basketball games scheduled to start at 2 p.m.
Each member of the team will donate $10 for the event and will receive a "24 Hours for Tesla" t-shirt compliments of PEK.
His priority was monitoring hallway behavior to ensure the students were being respectful in and out of the classroom.
“It was tough being a student again,” said Hoover at the end of the day.
“It was a good reminder of how much work we expect out of these kids,” he added.
“It was also a good to see how well our teachers do from the student perspective.”