TOP: Sixth-grade teacher Debbie Powers laughs as she holds tight to the last pig Tuesday during the pig-catching contest at Model Middle School. Two other teachers go flying backward after eighth-grade teacher Hope Austin (not pictured) pulled them off of Powers. As part of the Can-A-Thon that will be Dec. 5 at State Mutual Stadium, students voted with donations of cans and dollars for teachers to take part in the contest. The 10 teachers with the most votes were put in a pen with seven greased piglets. The three teachers who did not catch a piglet had to kiss one of the pigs.
BOTTOM: Sandra Tallent (right), a model Middle School sixth-grade teacher, puckers up as she leans in to kiss a piglet held by Debbie Powers. Tallent and two other teachers lost the Can-A-Pig contest Tuesday afternoon at the school