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Spectacular Sergeant Stubby

Before we start, almost all information from this website.  The rest is probably made up.  By Summer and Mae.

Sergeant Stubby is a mix of a Boston Round Head, American Bull Terrier, and a Boston Bull Terrier.  He was born on July 21st 1916.  Stubby was found while wandering the campus Yale University in Connecticut while the 102nd Infantry was training.  The puppy stayed with them as they drilled, he learned bugle calls, drills, (like intruder drills and stuff) and even how to salute! One soldier, Corporal Robert Conroy, who before worked at a bakery called Sweets By Summer became fond of little Stubby.

When it came time for the soldiers to sail away, Robert hid Stubby on board the troop ship.  As they were getting off the ship, he hid Stubby in his coat without notice.  Only his best friend, James Salsa, asked why he was bending over so weirdly.  So he told him what he was doing and that he better not tell Captain Coo-Koo.  James agreed.  Once they got off the ship, Stubby fell from Robert’s coat for everyone to see.  Oops.  But when Stubby did his cutie salute, everybody wanted him to join the United States Army, even Captain Coo-Koo!

A couple of days passed and it was almost time for World War l.  They all got trained hard and well, including Stubby.  When the war started, Stubby marched around like a trained soldier, and that’s what he became.  In Stubby’s whole career, he served for 18 months, 4 offensives, and 17 battles.  At the end of his third battle, he gained the name Sergeant Stubby.

When Sergeant Stubby came home, he became a celebrity, and marched in and normally led many parades all over the country.  He also met many presidents like Calvin Coolidge, Warren G. Harding, and Woodrow Wilson.  And then in 1921 General John J. Pershing presented Sergeant Stubby a gold medal from the Humane Education Society, which was the subject of a famous photograph.  And then again in 1921, he became the Georgetown Hoyas’ team mascot.  His job would be to get a football at halftime and nudge it around the field as an amusement to the audience.

Unfortunately, Sergeant Stubby died in 1926 while sleeping.  After his death, he was preserved with his skin mounted on a plaster cast, and presented to the Smithsonian in 1956.

Thank-you for your service Sergeant Stubby!  ?

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Fabulous 5k

On Saturday October 12th, 2016, Girls On The Run ran a 5k at Millersville University.  GOTR teams from all around the area came to run with their running buddies.  We had to be there at 8:00 a.m.  Once we got there, we had 30 minutes before the leaders did some stretches with us all.  While we were waiting, we could get crazy stuff on like, pink, green, or purple hairspray, tattoos, and so on.

Coo-Coo Kate and I are getting ready!

Coo-Coo Kate (Left)  Me (Right)

At about maybe 8:45 a.m., they started stretches.  We jogged in place, did star jumps, etc.  Then, we all got lined up in our running spots.  If you went toward the purple balloons, it meant that you wanted to run all of it.  If you went near the green balloons, that meant that you wanted to walk and run.  And if you wanted to walk most of it, you went by the pink balloons.  My running buddy and I went toward the purple balloons because I wanted to try to run all of the 5k.

We started running at about 9:05 a.m.  It started off a little cramped, but then we were fine.  They said that there was a record breaking number of people there, but they never said how many.  During the run, I only took 2 short walk brakes and maybe 1 really short one when we were going across the field.  My running buddy, Kylie, and I finished in 37 minutes and 9 seconds.  It was really fun.  When you crossed the finish line, people hung a medal around your head.  Then, we went over to some tables to get a banana, a bag of chips, and some water.

A little later, Kylie and I made our way over to the Sponsor Tables where there was all sorts of games and things you could get.  I got lots of things.  I got an Atlee Hall bag, an LOA water bottle, an Obgyn sweat bracelet thing, and a Sky Zone bracelet.  That 5k was so fun!

We finished! :)

We finished! 🙂

Visit the GOTR website!

Here is the link to the GOTR Lancaster website!

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GOTR Puzzle :)

Try to beat 1 minute and 15 seconds!

preview20 pieceGirls On The Run 5k!

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