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Stingrays to be on home at school with nickname

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By Stephen Thomas

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - It might be the first time in Bullitt County Public Schools’ history where a live mascot has been permanently displayed on campus.

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    Shepherdsville Elementary, home of the Stingrays, now hosts two live teacup stingrays.

    Principal David Pate purchased the new school pets through Feeders Supply.

The stingrays will swim in their own private aquarium located in the school’s front office. Pate said the aquarium was donated via craigslist.

    A stand was donated for the aquarium courtesy of the Craven Family.

    Pate said money earned during the school’s City Saver coupon books fundraiser would pay for the stingrays and their upkeep.

    According to Pate, the stingrays could grow to a size of 10-14 inches in diameter.

    The stingrays would be named through a contest beginning during the Shepherdsville Fall Festival, with a list of acceptable names supplied and families voting at a penny per vote.