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WPS Names Peregrine Falcon Chicks After Pandemic Heroes

Wisconsin Public Service

The names are in for this year’s batch of Peregrine Falcon chicks born at WPS and WE Energies power plants this spring.

Every year, WPS solicits names suggestions and puts them to a vote. This year the names tied to scientists, front-line workers, and first responders.

WPS said they’re among the many heroes and helpers of the COVID-19 pandemic.

With thousands of votes cast across Wisconsin, the winners of this year’s contest are (in order):

·         Fauci in honor of health care workers

·         Beaker in honor of scientists

·         Checkers in honor of grocery store workers

·         Siren in honor of first responders

·         Courage in honor of everyone else making sacrifices to help others

·         Sparkle in honor of cleaning crews

·         Kizzmekia in honor of vaccinators

·         Energizer in honor of utility workers

·         Harvest in honor of farmers

·         Hugs in honor of parents and guardians

·         Cheers in honor of restaurant and bar workers

·         Keanu in honor of bus drivers

·         Teach in honor of teachers

So far, a total of 9 chicks have hatched, including three at the Weston Power Plant.

Katie Thoresen is WXPR's News Director/Vice President.
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