SINCLAIRVILLE - A total of 38 pets ranging from chickens to dogs arrived at Sinclairville Elementary School recently. This was the result of the idea of four fourth-grade girls.
Allison Ames, Meghan LeBaron, Allissa Morey and Heidi Williams wanted to have the pet show and consulted with school principal John Kwietniewski. He gave the girls permission on the condition they do all the planning themselves.
Planning meant checking with teachers to see if they would participate, checking class schedules for the times that all the fourth graders could participate, deciding what types of animals the students could bring, writing notes to parents, collecting permission slips and making cloth pins for the winners.
Students brought 38 different pets, ranging from chickens to dogs to Sinclairville Elementary School for its recent pet day. Pictured are the award-winning pets and their owners.
The school's pet show was a success. Alexis Barber's Burmese Mountain Dog, Grizzley, won two awards - biggest pet and biggest paws.
Other winners and awards included: Mckenzie Haskin's hermit crab, smallest pet; Cade Egan's rabbit, Bunns, most fur; Madison Rothleader's toy poodle, Milk-Tea, curliest hair; Allison Ames' Collie, Caesa7r, most hair; Alison Stewart's Bloodhound, Bella, longest legs; Grace Hillman's hamster, Pipsqueak, smallest ears; Tiffany Parson's (yellow) Albino frog, most colorful; Sophie Ekstrom's dog, Toolula, most colorful collar; Aurora Willson's Beagle, Jasper, most spots; and Brianna Ode's Shih tzu, Sasha, loudest.