- Associated Press - Saturday, January 21, 2012

BIRMINGHAM, ALA. (AP) - Steve Harvey is relinquishing his role as one of the Original Kings of Comedy to become an Alabama school principal _ at least for one day.

Students at Phillips Academy in Birmingham will be answering to Principal Steve Harvey on Thursday after the school won a contest sponsored by Harvey’s morning radio show and General Mills.

The Birmingham News reports (http://bit.ly/zJyubE) that Angela Strozier, the mother of an eighth-grader at Phillips Academy, entered the contest by submitting an essay about the school’s success. In it, she described how the deadly tornado outbreak in Alabama last April had affected many Phillips students.

In a statement, Harvey said he was impressed by the school’s “strong parental and community involvement.”