Hattiesburg High teachers dress to inspire students to read

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Faculty and staff at Hattiesburg High played dress up Friday as a way to encourage their students to read.

It was all part of favorite character day where teachers and staff were asked to dress up in the costume of their favorite book, poem or short story.

The idea came from one of the English teachers who wanted to do it for her class. Instead of doing it for just her students, the decision was made to make it a school wide program.

Principal Robert Sanders said the reaction from the students toward favorite character day was very good.

"We're getting a lot of positive reaction from the students about the books they have read and about those they want to read because they inquisitive about the characters," said Sanders. "It's about our reading initiative and getting the students wanting to read more."

Friday, Dec. 7, will be the students turn to dress in their favorite book character.

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