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March 31, 2010

ULM’s own cotton-tailed Warhawk “bunny hops” to bring Easter cheer to pre-kindergarteners

Ace, the University of Louisiana at Monroe’s own cotton-tailed Warhawk mascot, took a break from flying and chose instead to take “bunny hops” with about 40 pre-Kindergarten children from Lexington Elementary School in Monroe on March 31.

Ace enjoyed an early Easter celebration with the children, who spent a fun-filled and educational field day at the university campus.

First, the children received a hands-on education at ULM's Museum of Natural History, and even made a generous $100 donation to support the museum’s mission.
Lunch at the Student Union Building was followed by participation in everyone’s favorite spring-time treat – hunting Easter eggs at Bon Aire, ULM's university residence. Each child gave a high five to ULM First Lady Deborah Cofer as they loaded the bus and headed back to school.

“This has been, once again, the most incredible day,” said Lexington teacher, Linda Maddox. “We were all treated like kings and queens. From the bottom of our hearts we’d like to express our appreciation to everyone at ULM for all their efforts in making our day so special and successful. ULM is the jewel on the bayou, there is no question about it.”

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