We don’t always get to acknowledge the everyday heroics at Pine River, but we were able to catch this particular act of bravery on film. The students have been taking care of a coop-full of egg laying chickens on the school grounds since last year. Apparently these poor chickens are regularly visited by unwelcome skunks, one of which required rescuing (eviction?) from the coop. Staff John Killen and Brendon McGrann, armed with broom and hose, managed to safely escort the stinker into a crate, a truck, and finally the woods at the far end of the property - all without getting sprayed. We figured this warranted an official “Skunk Whisperer” award, presented at lunch that day by CEO Karen Minden.