The November caption contest cartoon is shown above. The judges found the winning caption to be “Alright kids, to recap: November is stranger safety month, stay alert and don’t be a dot on next year’s plot!” submitted by Regina Lisinker, a student at the University of Minnesota. Regina’s caption is intended to emphasize the identification of seasonal effects in time series plots. Two honorable mentions this month go to Julie Skokie from The North Broward Preparatory School for her caption: “Any turkey can see the seasonal nature of the collected data!” and to retired AP teacher Jodene Kessler for her multi-pun caption “Lieutenant Tom, suspecting ‘fowl’ play in the sudden spike in poultry disappearances, decided the thyme had come for addressing the gravy danger to the team.” that also can be used to discuss seasonal effects and anomalies seen on time series plots.
Thanks to everyone who submitted a caption and congratulations to our winners!