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Piedmont celebrates groundhogs

Photo by Howard Reed

Photo by Howard Reed

Kindergarten students in Julie Tucker's kindergarten class at Piedmont Academy celebrated Groundhog Day Tuesday.

The students learned about the groundhog and the history of the national groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil in Punxsutawney, Pa.

They celebrated the day by making groundhog puppets, role playing and ground hog hats.

The class enjoyed a special visit from Linda Giles, kindergarten student Maggie Johnston's grandmother, who is a native of Punxsutawney, Pa. Giles shared information about the grand celebration held every year in the small town and read a special story to the children about a groundhog named "Gretta."

Pictured, left to right, are (front row) Ragan McMichael, Brianna Mitchell, Katie Mathews, Natalie Hanson, Jayce Wood, Payton Camp; (middle row) Adrianna Chapko, Kaitlyn Harvey, Hannah Tyler, Dylan Pitts, David Bishop, Harris Brady; (back row) Chase Tillman, Taylor Boyd, Fleming Sealy, Brody Anderson, Maggie Johnston, Maddie Waddleton; not pictured is Ethan Brewer and Mark Hicks; (adults) assistant Renee' Tillman, Linda Giles, student teacher Elizabeth Hobby and teacher Julie Tucker.