Stowers Elementary School principal Angie McPherson donned a turkey suit Friday — to the squeals of laughter of students who looked on.
It was her reward as winner of the Turkey Feather Competition.
The competition was a fundraiser announced one week earlier by the Parent Teacher Organization. Plucked turkeys representing teachers and administrators lined the windows in the hallway.
The students were challenged to give their teachers feathers. The teacher with the most feathers won the right to wear the turkey costume during dismissal Friday, the last day of school before Thanksgiving break.
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McPherson won by only five feathers. The principal took an early lead, followed closely by Sue Ann Dixon, the school’s educational technologist. At the end, Dixon had 78 to McPherson’s 83.
Another close contender was Lisa Madler, first-grade teacher.
Other activities included a “turkey dance,” performed by McPherson and members of the Stowers Static morning TV show. The dance was broadcast to the entire school as part of the morning show.