George Grant Mason School trip leads to wolf adoption

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  • Talia Posta, left, and Natalyn Peralta pause in front of one of the wolves that were eligible for adoption at the Lakota Wolf Preserve in Columbia, N.J.. They and other sixth graders from the George Grant Mason School ended up adopting a different animal.

  • Sixth grade students at George Grant Mason School in Tuxedo have adopted a wolf following a recent visit to the Lakota Wolf Preserve in Columbia, N.J., a 12-year-old alpha named Teeko. Pictured here are the sixth graders. In front, Talia Posta holds a picture of Teeko; in the front row, from left to right: Thomas Iazzetti, Ryan Tinger, Ethan Cardona, Andreas Lymberis, Jake Spivak and Emma Mulvaney; second row: Joseph Nouri, who is holding the certificate of adoption), Gabriella Hekl and Rosalie Rodriguez; and in back: Shane Kearney, Ali Imran, Daniel Witt, Natalyn Peralta, Brayden Higgins, Joseph Arcuni, John Castricone and Adrianna LaBar.

TUXEDO — Recently, sixth grade students at George Grant Mason School in Tuxedo visited the Lakota Wolf Preserve in Columbia, N.J.

After the trip, the students decided to "adopt" a wolf by making a donation to the preserve. The students voted to adopt a twelve-year old alpha named Teeko.

After collecting funds and sending in the $25 contribution, the students received a newsletter from the wolf preserve and a picture of Teeko.

The sixth grade was happy to be helping the wolves and plan to make the visit and donation a yearly one.

(To find out more about the Lakota Wolf Preserve, visit

This article was written by sixth graders Joseph Arcuni, Brayden Higgins, Ali Imran and Ryan Tinger.

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