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Harker Heights Elementary School Principal Carolyn Dugger on Friday kisses a show pig, “Mammacita” as Trever Barclay assists. The principal promised to pucker up to fifth-graders if they made an overall score of 90 on STAAR tests last month. Third- and fourth-graders take tests next week.

Some teachers and principals will do anything to motivate students to do their best on a test, even kiss a pig.

Harker Heights Elementary School Principal Carolyn Dugger, a self-described “city girl” said she had never been up close to a pig until Friday when she smooched a 1-year-old show pig named “Mammacita” in front of an excited group of students and staff.

Younger students wore paper pig hats they made for the occasion. A few teachers and other staff wore pig ears.

Most everyone gathered on the school blacktop seemed worked up and ready for the spectacle.

Dugger promised to pucker up to fifth-graders if they made an overall score of 90 on STAAR tests last month. Third- and fourth-graders take tests next week.

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