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JCES students celebrate Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and Mrs. Elizabeth Fordham challenged all 4th graders at Jenkins County Elementary School to participate in an activity called “Disguise a Turkey.”

Each student was given a blank outline of a turkey and told to disguise their turkey so that it would not get picked as the turkey that Farmer Eagle plans to cook for Thanksgiving. After disguising the turkey, students were encouraged to write a story explaining how their turkey was able to dodge Farmer Eagle. All students at JCES were given a chance to vote on their favorite turkey. All stories were judged by an outside judge.

1st Place Winning Story


JCES Writing/Story winners are, top: 1st place, Pace Cooper; bottom left, 3rd place, Bailey Pendergast; and bottom right, 2nd place, Reagan Godbee. JCES Writing/Story winners are, top: 1st place, Pace Cooper; bottom left, 3rd place, Bailey Pendergast; and bottom right, 2nd place, Reagan Godbee.

TTTT (The Turkey Tourist Tale)

By: Pace Cooper

Once upon a time, not long ago during Thanksgiving, a turkey experienced a true tale of survival….(hesitation).... Oh, I forgot I was telling the tale. Timmy the Turkey was put on display on the meat section in the Bi-Lo store When Timmy was put on display, the worker had no idea that he was still alive!!! He inched all the way down to the toy aisle and found a fake mustache, some hipster shades, a top hat, and a shirt that was the same color as the top hat. He tiptoed to the electronics aisle and found a camera. He thought, “I’m going to be tourist, not a turkey!”

Then suddenly, a big, chubby, dude came by and snatched him up! Thankfully, the dude didn’t know he was alive. The next thing ya’ know, he arrived at the big, chubby dude’s house. He popped out of the truck, but chubby dude grabbed him. Timmy was able to jump out of his hands and say, “Wait, I’m a lost tourist.” “Oh, sorry,” said the chubby dude. “I guess you can walk, but did you happen to see a turkey back thar’?” “No, sorry,” said Timmy the turkey (I mean tourist). “Oh no! Did ya’ see a turkey back thar’?” “No, sorry,” said Timmy, “Ummmm….I have to go now! Bye!” Timmy said sarcastically. Then, Timmy ran away thank God that he had that awesome tourist disguise.

2nd Place Winning Story

Area 51

By: Reagan Godbee


JCES Turkey Disguise Winners, are top, 1st place, Gavin Lakes; bottom left, 3rd place, Chaz Odom; and bottom right, 2nd place, Payge Ellison. 
(Photos contributed) JCES Turkey Disguise Winners, are top, 1st place, Gavin Lakes; bottom left, 3rd place, Chaz Odom; and bottom right, 2nd place, Payge Ellison. (Photos contributed)

It was getting close to Thanksgiving and Farmer Eagle had the job of cooking the turkey. Farmer Eagle went out to the pen to get the turkey he had been fattin up, but when he got there, the turkey was not there.

The next day Farmer Eagle’s wife, Sarah, was picking vegetables in the garden and she thought she saw an alien. No one believed Sarah. The next day when Sarah woke up she called Area 51 (the military base that handles aliens). Of course they believed her...that is their job. The next day at 6:00 am sharp Area 51 was there to investigate. They first asked where Sarah first saw the alien. Sarah said, “I first saw it in the corn maze.” Of course the first place they went was the corn maze. You won’t believe what they found. It actually is not as interesting as you would think, but let's get on with the story, so they found a UFO. They all went inside; then they found this little room that only one of them could fit in. Captain Caleb went in and found the alien. They took him back to the military base and Farmer Eagle went home with no turkey. The Area 51 military men went back to base with a turkey they thought was an alien.

3rd Place Winning Story
Turkey Disguise

By: Bailey Pendergast

One week before Thanksgiving, Farmer Eagle went out to the barn to find a turkey to eat. George, the turkey, did not want to get picked because he didn’t want to be eaten that year. He decided to dress up like a pig, but then he realized, he didn’t like mud. Then he dressed up like a cow, but realized he had no udders to put out milk. He had to think of something.

The next day he was walking in the barn when he ran into some sheep fleece that was lying on the ground from Farmer Eagle’s earlier sheep shearing. When he got up, Farmer Eagle walked into the barn and saw George. He said, “How did you get out of your pen little sheep?” When George looked down, he looked just like a sheep. He said to himself, “Wow. This must have worked. I want to be a sheep!” George lived for the rest of his life as a safe sheep.

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