|Talon strikes his modeling pose|
At a raucous pep rally, kids erupted in laughter as the two-legged prankster swooped in and immediately began to torment their teachers.
Talon was joined by SteelHawks Cory Darby (LB), Leavander Jones (CB), Rashad Rich (WR) and Dwayne Hollis (DB). They served as referees in an athletic contest pitting teachers against students in hulu hoop races and sliding on a small skateboard. The teachers won, but only because they cheated.
Students were also exposed to several sample questions students will answer in the test. Hands flew in the air, as students easily answered math and reading questions.
Students also got a valuable lesson in democracy. They voted on three possible rewards if 100 opr more students get a proficient or higher rating. Principal Benita Draper in a bath robe and slippers for a week, in a clown suit for a week, or in the dunk tank.
An overwhelming majority went with the dunk tank.
While she is being encouraged, June Smith is thanking her teachers.
Custodian Mark Sestak takes a breather with student Byron Haydt.
In addition to Talon, the Lincoln Lion joined the rally.
Students were also visited by a wise old owl. Blinded in an animal attack, Hannibal is cared for by the Wildlands Conservancy. He's 12 years old, and has lived eight years beyond the average life span of a screech owl.