On April 4, 2016 the Senior Class of Northside Christian Academy honored their teacher, Mrs. Trula Hicks, with a gift that she has been wanting for a number of years. This gift is a hedgehog. When Mrs. Hicks opened her classroom door on that Monday she saw a group of seniors gathered in her room. She had no idea what was going on until she looked at a desk and saw a large plastic bin with a food dish, watering bottle, running wheel and bedding. Then tucked under the wheel she saw a sweet, little, 2-year old hedgehog. Mrs. Hicks was instantly enamored with the little bundle of prickly spines!
Mrs. Hicks has been one of this year’s senior class sponsors since they were in the 9th grade. She has seen them grow and mature and has truly enjoyed working with them all. She sincerely feels honored to be the recipient of such a great gift!
The hedgehog is named “Goldberry.” This is the name of the wife of a popular character from The Lord of the Rings trilogy by JRR Tolkien – a favorite of Mrs. Hicks’.
Goldberry will be at school in C-101 most days for the rest of the year, so feel free to come by and visit her! She’s feeling at home and is ready for company!