Rat Takes the Cheese.Trophy
Byline: Rebecca Taylor The Register-Guard
SPRINGFIELD - Destined from birth to be snake food, Athena the rat achieved unexpected glory Friday when she was named overall winner of Thurston High School's inaugural Iron Rat Competition.
After several days of fierce competition, Athena chewed contentedly on kibble as her trainer, Thurston senior Taylor Norman, revelled in the glory of Iron Rat victory, a golden wedge of ceramic Swiss cheese dangling from his neck. Norman stood atop a wooden box in the school's gymnasium having his photograph taken with the runners-up, other students in teacher Miriam Hickey's Animal Behavior 2 class.
The win did not come …
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Publication information: Article title: Rat Takes the Cheese.Trophy. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Register Guard (Eugene, OR). Publication date: May 31, 2008. Page number: A1. © Not available. COPYRIGHT 2008 Gale Group.
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