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Tomahawk teachers kiss a cow following a bet with students


TOMAHAWK, Wis. (WJFW) – Tomahawk students raised two thousand dollars for the Never Forgotten Honor Flight. The students were rewarded for their fundraising efforts. I spoke with students and teachers at a pep rally. Of course, they wanted to help veterans, but there is more to it. They had a big “steaks” bet – if you will – with their teachers.






“I don’t think I was prepared for this in my training, but the kids are very excited about it,” manager Guy Steckbauer said.

For good reason, the kids made sure the faculty followed through on their bet.

“The kids came up with the idea of ​​kissing the cow as an exciting new thing to do and we told the kids it needed to earn $1,500 to make it happen, and they far exceeded that by making $2,000. dollars,” Meghan Barker said. who teaches in 5th grade.

The money raised was enough to send 4 veterans on a never forgotten honor flight.

“We weren’t just doing it for the cow, we were doing it for them to get enough money so they could go to Washington D.C.” said a 5th grade student.

The students worked as a team, competing by level, to achieve their goal.

“I handed out one of the honor tickets and the smile on his face made me happy for next week,” another 5th grader said.

These Tomahawk Elementary students wanted to recognize those who made the sacrifice.

“Veterans deserve it because they fought for our country and they fought for everything they wanted and we wanted to help them get away,” said one student.

When Lady Liberty entered, the chanting began.

“It’s absolutely just their reward as an entire school to see something tangible come out of their good efforts,” Barker said.

The 5th grade class won the nickel war, so it was their teachers who pecked.

“We were jumping tables when we heard we had won. And then Mr. Michelson was called for the most lessons and I said Mr. Michelson, fold up, and he went. um,” one student said.

The moo-is lying they were waiting for.

“It was wet for sure,” Barker said.

The students we moo-sed and the teachers didn’t want to be cowherds.

“It’s just very strange to think of kissing a farm animal, so I closed my eyes and did it,” Steckbauer said.

The faculty thinks their students really understood why they were doing this, and they needed a cow-culator to count all those nickels they collected.

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