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Giannina Avelar from Mr. Martinez’ third-grade class at C. Roy Carmichael Elementary School wins the grand prize in the High Sierra Animal Rescue poster contest with this entry.

It’s cool to be kind

High Sierra Animal Rescue volunteers have completed another successful year presenting their “It’s Cool to be Kind” Humane Education program to all of the third-grade classrooms in the Plumas Unified School District.

Volunteers read books about animals that illustrate the human-animal bond from the “RedRover Readers” curriculum. The volunteers are trained to ask questions that generate critical thinking skills while fostering empathy and compassion for animals and humans.

Students receive RedRover Readers pencils, stickers and HSAR “It’s Cool to be Kind” bracelets. The program culminated in a poster contest in which the students were asked to draw a poster representing what they have learned from the RedRover Readers books and discussions.

HSAR announced the winners of the poster contest from the entries submitted for the 2016-2017 school year. The grand prize goes to Giannina Avelar from Mr. Martinez’ third-grade class at C. Roy Carmichael Elementary School.

The following students won the poster contest in their classes:

C. Roy Carmichael Elementary

Melody Brennan/Mrs. Cone Nola Griffin/Mrs. Kooyman

Quincy Elementary

Amaya Brown/Mrs. Hintz

Mia Johnson/Mrs. Groh

Chester Elementary

Madeline Blaufuss/Mrs. Geer

Indian Valley Elementary

CeCe Weight/Mrs. Rodriquez