As the principal of Big Spring Junior High School, Dalia Benavides serves as the school's strict disciplinarian and leader. When it came down to seeing through on a promise, she kissed a pig.
BSJHS held its annual Pink-Out rally Thursday afternoon, a breast cancer awareness event and school pep rally to energize junior steer athletes in their game against Snyder held later that night.
â€śWe always hold a Pink-Out rally,â€ť said teacher Stacey Barr. â€śThe Kiss the Pig thing just kind of popped up and the kids went crazy over it. They would asked me every day if it was a real pig. Who's going to kiss it? Can we put posters up so everybody can put money in Mrs. Benavides' bucket? They must have, because her bucket brought in $404, and we raised $569 totalâ€ť
The not-so contested contest lasted five days between Benavides, associate principal Jim Wommack and assistant principals Dana Rodriguez and Rebecca Otto.