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By Jana Peterson
Pine Knot News 

'Pucker up,' said the principal to the pig


March 8, 2019

Photos by Jana Peterson / Pine Knot News

Winterquist Elementary School principal Brian Harker kisses Diesel the pig in front of 690 K-6 students plus staff Wednesday morning in the school cafetorium. Students and staff roar with laughter at the stunt.

The Esko school cafetorium erupted with cheers and laughter Wednesday morning as Principal Brian Harker smooched a pig.

It was the perfect ending to the "Pig Out On Books" challenge at Winterquist Elementary in honor of the February "I love to read month."

Before he went nose-to-snout with Diesel, the pet potbellied pig, Harker told the 690 students in grades K-6 how proud he was of them.

"You worked so hard to beat your AR (Accelerated Reader) challenge," he said. "And some needed extra incentive, and your principal to do something really silly."

In the past, Harker has shaved his head, an...

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