Hernando Christian students participated in Read Across America on March 2.
The National Junior Honor Society celebrated Dr. Suess' birthday by reading to kindergarten through second-grade classes. The older students dressed as storybook characters, including Cinderella, the Cat in the Hat, Tinker Bell and Robin Hood.
In the library, National Honor Society members read to individual children or groups of students. The children received pictures with the storybook characters and bracelets that said "Reading rocks!" Read Across America is sponsored by the National Education Association.
HERNANDO HIGH SCHOOL: Hernando High French students competed against 46 other schools in the French competition, Le Congès de la Culture Française en Floride on March 7 to 9 in Orlando.
This year's theme was "Surrealism." Lida-Louise Hayes, Jessica Dawson, Bailey Mosher, Zachery McDonald, Stephanie Picheta, and Haley Jensen received a first-place award for their play. Haley Jensen and Lida-Louise Hayes each earned second place for poetry reading. Catherine Caldwell and Ryan Mattison won third-place awards for interviews.
Jessica Dawson won third for a reading test. The group's project received second place, and its album placed third.
French Honor Society sponsor and French teacher Bonnie Kee, French teacher Julie Fickley, and substitute teacher and the grandfather of a former student, Bill Langston, accompanied the students.