Dressed in a red and navy plaid shirt, jeans and a silver-and-gold belt buckle she won in a horseback-riding competition, Victoria Tanner leaned back in the principal’s desk as Braden River Middle School’s Principal for the Day April 23.
“It’s fun to be out of class,” she said. “I’ve been chilling out in the office.”
Tanner said she was especially excited about a special lunch her stepfather Jim Holz was bringing for her and her friends — pizza and drinks from Casa Di Pizza.
Tanner earned the chance to spend the day as Braden River Middle School’s Principal for the Day after selling 21 coupon packets — the most of any student on campus — during a recent school fundraiser.
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18 Good Friday Service
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19 Blessing of the Animals
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PHOTO GALLERY: Braden River Library Easter Egg Hunt
Children ages 12 and under scrambled to find multi-colored plastic eggs filled with candy, April 17, at Braden River Library's Easter Egg Hunt. After attendees found all of the eggs that were tucked inside, behind and underneath books, they decorated Easter egg and bunny cutouts to take home, along with their sweet treats.
UPDATE: Napiers arrested for 15 counts of animal cruelty
Owners of Napier's Log Cabin Horse and Animal Sanctuary, Alan and Sheree Napier, were arrested April 17, after months of investigations by the Manatee County Sheriff's Department.
PHOTO GALLERY: 'The Three F's...Fables, Folktales and Fairy Tales'
Students in Marti Bhame's second-grade class, at Braden River Elementary, embodied fictional characters and brought their stories to life during their production of "The Three F's…Fables, Folktales and Fairy Tales," April 17. The students performed three bite-sized renditions of "The Grasshopper and the Ant," "Dinerella" — "Cinderella" with dinosaurs — and "Stone Soup." Each mini play represented a different type of story to coincide with fairy tale and other story-themed curriculum Bhame has been teaching.