Cameron Elementary School’s mascot, Scottie (a Scottish Terrier dog!), is very proud of his 4th grade students because they are now ADVOCATES for dogs, cats and pets of every size, shape and color!
The Cameron 4th grade students recently completed 6 sessions about pet responsibility presented by volunteers from the Moore County Citizens’ Pet Responsibility Education Committee (PRC).
The students and teachers celebrated everything they had learned at an Assembly on March 20th. Both 4th grade classes met in the Auditorium and amazed Cameron teachers, Principal (Mr. Cassady), and guests with their understanding of responsible pet ownership and the importance of spaying and neutering pets.
During the lessons, students were asked to write a story about why it’s important to spay/neuter pets. The Pet Responsibility mascot, Speuter, recognized four students for their excellent stories about why it’s important to spay/neuter pets. Sonya W., Paisley C., and Katie S. received a free spay for their pets, Nancy, Lily and Lucy. In addition, Olivia M. is officially an Advocate because, with no pet, she wants to give her free “fix” to a classmate whose pet needed to be fixed. Scottie and Speuter are proud of these four ADVOCATES! Speuter winners received a framed certificate, a voucher for a free spay/neuter for their pet, a paw print medallion and a National Geographic book about pets and other animals.
Scottie and Speuter are also proud of the students who represented the pet responsibility message with illustrations and information on ‘Clinic Bags’. ‘Clinic Bags’ are used by the Sandhills Spay/Neuter Veterinary Clinic (Vass), to dispense medications and discharge instructions to pet owners when they pick up their pets from the clinic. Scottie and Speuter say, “Well done!” to Sofia, Axton T. Maddie G., Peyton M., Blaire, Natalie G., Bryan W., Maci D., Kailey S., Katie S., Avery M. All eleven students who were recognized for their excellent Clinic Bags and received a ‘Star Artist’ certificate, sketch pads, a box of crayons and color markers.
The Assembly program also included a number of guests. Speuter read a poem about her life and the importance of being an advocate for animals.
Very special guest, Robert Williams, of JAS K9 Dog Training, shared his experiences as a Southern Pines K9 Police Officer and his work now as a dog trainer. He shared dog training tips with the students with the help of Ms. Krahnert and her therapy dog, Millie. Ms. Krahnert and Millie amazed the students with their ability to work together as a team! Mr. Williams was so impressed with the students’ knowledge and kindness, that he presented the teachers and students with a check for $100 for a pizza party celebration!
At the end of the Assembly, the students made a promise to be responsible for their own pets and to be advocates for all animals. They signed a Promise Poster which will be proudly displayed in their 4th grade classroom area. Each student received a goody bag that included a PRC sticker, PRC bookmark with important phone numbers, pencil, eraser, pencil sharpener, and “meaningful” candy: Lifesaver, Hershey’s Kiss, Kit Kat bar, and chocolate Easter bunny.
Ms. Garner, Waggy, Dean, and Carlson each received a lovely plant as a thank you for sharing their students with the PRC teaching team.
Scottie is proud of the Cameron 4th Grade students!