Sophie Hoye Pacholek, winner in the writing category of the 2010 Get to Know Contest, is a first grader from Calgary, Alberta. Sophie is very fortunate to be surrounded by nature and wildlife. She lives near the Glenmore Reservoir and the Weaselhead Natural Area. At only six years of age Sophie is already very passionate about nature. She loves to write, draw, sing, and dance. She also loves to go hiking and canoeing.
Below is an excerpt of Sophie’s writing entry.
Red Squirrels (The Red Squirrel)
By Sophie Hoye Pacholek
The red squirrels habitat is in my backyard and forests. It’s fun to watch them scatter around the willow trunk, twitching their tails up and down. I named them Cheeky and Squeaky because they are bold and chirpy.
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