Necks craned. Heads turned. Mouths opened.
Sammy Taber can be shy.
But she wasn’t that fall 2019 day when she donned a penguin costume and walked around the Cushing Academy campus — home of Penguins athletics — in Ashburnham, Mass.
“I was trying to get laughs. I like to be a goof sometimes,” she said. “I like to have fun. I think everyone started smiling and people moved with their mouths open. People were like, ‘I can’t believe that’ because I was a freshman. ”
A practical joker off the ice, the 16-year-old forward is all business when she laces up the skates.