There was a lot of squealing at Belleview Elementary School on Friday.
The pig was squealing.
The kids were squealing, even louder, though not for the same reason.
The pig did not want to be kissed. The students were dying to see their physical education teacher kiss the pig -- a long-awaited prize for their efforts in raising money for charity.
Travis Bryant promised his students that if they raised $6,000 through Jump Rope for Heart, a fundraiser for the American Heart Association, he would kiss a pig during the school's field day.
He made good on that promise. The school's principal, Jane Sharp, and assistant principal, John Kirell, also puckered up for the porker.
Bryant said he wanted to come up with an over-the-top prize that would get the students excited about raising money for Jump Rope for Heart.
"Who wouldn't want to see their teacher or their principal kiss a dirty, smelly pig?" he joked.
Students raised more than $6,300 through pledges and donations. They did jump-rope activities for a week earlier this year.
Daisy, a baby potbellied pig with black hair and white feet, got more smooches Friday than she knew what to do with. Daisy had to stand in for her older sister, Bella, who got scared and tried to run away.
"Bella's nervous because she's little," said 8-year-old Blake, a second-grader at Belleview who is Bella's owner.
Fifth-grader Catie Ray said the pig kissing was the best prize she has ever gotten in school.
"I've just never seen anything like it," she said.
Catie said Kirell did the best job because he kissed the pig on its lips. Bryant, she said, tried to cheat at first by wearing a pair of bright red plastic lips.
"For a prize we usually get candy," she said. "But seeing this was the best prize we could get, because the teachers had to do something and the principals."