Students all across the Petal School District celebrated Read Across America Day. At Petal Elementary School, students were encouraged to dress as their favorite character from a book. A few of the “characters” got together after a special “breakfast for lunch” in the caferteria and posed for this picture. Teachers and students had fun participating in the activities of the day set aside to emphasize the joy of reading. Shown in the picture are: (left to right) bottom row – Brittany Gann, Kaity Heintz, Macy Anderson, Jessica Amaya, Noah Hill, Endia Dees, and Jennalyn Purvis. Top row – Jarrett Stephens, Molly Farris, Andrew Suttle, Hannah Palmer, Maurica Nixon, Jordan Davis, Katlyn Smith, John Ishee, Abby Shows.