The fourth graders from Sandhills Classical Christian School celebrated the end of the Pet Responsibility Program with a visit and demonstration by two very special guests – Sergeant Embler and K9 Officer Ivy from the Southern Pines Police Department. Sergeant Embler and Ivy demonstrated how highly trained and precise K9 Officers must learn to be. Sergeant Embler trusts Ivy with his life – she is his advocate. All of the fourth graders wrote wonderful entries for the Speuter Story Contest, proving that they are advocates by speaking up for those who have no voice. They wrote the stories in the form of “friendly letters” which was a great way of sharing the information they had learned. Amelia, Campbell and Olivia were the winners and were awarded framed certificates by the PRC Mascot, Speuter. Because of their efforts, Jedi and two other pets will be spayed or neutered to help prevent over-population. Congratulations to all the Sandhills Classical Christian School fourth graders for being part of the team that makes life better for all pets!