Rumor has it that Ledyard High School might be losing the animals due to certain sly escape artists. Many of us have heard the stories of finding turtles in the gym or a ferret getting let loose in an Ag classroom, but most don’t know the consequences of this. Agriscience consists of many different classrooms such as Horticultural, Animal Science, Small Animals, Aquaponics, and Livestock, and only two of the five don’t deal with animals that are capable of causing trouble (all animals other than fish).
In the past two months, there have been reports of the cafeteria crew finding a snake sneaking into the lunch line, Mr. Galante finding a ferret rearranging his filing cabinet, and Mrs. Finnegan spotting an alpaca wandering down the 100s hallway. Although our beloved Ag animals are more than friendly, the administration is irate that they are finding their way out of the classrooms or into the school, and wants to know how this keeps happening. As a result of this, the administration will be taking a vote to decide whether Ledyard High will shut down the Animal Science, Small Animals, and Livestock classes. If this happens, our school would only offer Horticultural classes, which will teach students about how plants, fruits, and vegetables grow, and how to cultivate plants. They would also offer the Aquaponics classes because there has never been a report against any deviant fish, and they are classroom pets throughout the entire school.
Mrs. Fagan will be sure to send an email to all students regarding their decision, and we are all scared to see if losing the rats, ferrets, turtles, alpacas, miniature donkeys, goats, pigs, chickens, guinea pigs, and one snake will affect our school community.
Emily Goodrich, Staff Writer
Senior Emily Goodrich is a staff writer for the 2021-2022 Colonel Newsmagazine. She is the senior class Vice President and an NHS member. When she’s not harassing her mom to go to the beach or with friends, you could probably find her napping.