The Buffalo Sabres mascot Sabretooth recently paid a to Niagara-Wheatfield's Errick Road Elementary School. The students have been learning about what traits make up good character and sportsmanship and doing an outstanding job, according to school counselor Liz Antonelli.
"The students just love Sabretooth and were so happy to see him at our annual character assembly," she said. "Those students who really demonstrated outstanding character traits were able to have a personal meeting with him and get their photo taken with him as well."
The students were also gearing up for their kindness challenge. Several students known as the Council Corner Crew are heading up the challenge, which involves schoolmates writing down a good deed they observe.
"We take those slips of paper and give them to our teachers and then they get added to a chain that goes around the school," explained on student, Ben. "We call it a 'kindness chain' and we hope it wraps around the whole school."
Kristen Hill's students get a personal visit with Sabretooth. In the back row, from left, are Louis Capolupo, Nick Berent, Lucas Tylec, Cooper Pasceri, Nico Desai, Michael McIntyre, Nathanial Patterson, Alex Abel, John Fike, Nico Leffler, Adam Ross and Lucas Keller. In the front row are Dustin Mlacker, Bailey Maxwell, Emily Manns, Liliana Tortorella, Maris Huff, Lindsay Tylec, Jalise Isaacs, Alyssa Strangio, Elise Gatas, Lexi DeGrasse, Justina Osuch and Christian Beaver.