CA state reading fair participants

Calhoun Academy students Abby James, Keegan Hubbard, Ethan Parlker, Tate Porter, Brody Parker, Ellen Harrell, Sara Jane Parker, and not pictured, Georgia Ellard participated in the Overall State Reading Fair January 26 at the Muse Center on the campus of Hinds Community College in Pearl. Each student had to choose and read a book, design a storyboard and dress as a character from the book. Students had to speak as that character when questioned by the judges. Junior Ellen Harrell won first place overall nonfiction and 2nd Best Character for her portrayal of Kate Gosselin in I Just Want You To Know; first grader Ethan Parker won 2nd place Best Character as George Washington in George Washington; sixth grader Abby James placed 2nd as Best Character for her portrayal of Alice in Alice in Wonderland, and junior Tate Porter won 3rd overall fiction and 2nd as Best Character for Tobias in Divergent. Photo by Celia Hillhouse