Literary Characters

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    Fire Chief Kenny Hochgesang, front left and Assistant Police Chief, Nathan Schmitt, right, looked over fifth-grade students dressed up as their favorite literary characters during a costume judging contest at Tenth Street Elementary in Jasper on Friday. (From left) Bailee Schwartz as Jack the cat from the book, "Claws," Quade Popp as Donald Duck, Drew Hurst as Mr. Poppers from “Mr. Poppers Penguin,” Alex Porras as Slim from “Hank the Cowboy” and Alyssa Lynch as Gustav from “George Washington’s Socks.” Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    Kimbra Burke, left, Kendyl Ruhe, Josie Yarbrough, Makayla Cisselle and Wyatt Street, all fifth-graders at Tenth Street School in Jasper, waited to be judged during a literary costume contest Friday. Students dressed as their favorite characters. The judges were Jasper Fire Chief Kenny Hochgesang and Jasper Assistant Police Chief Nathan Schmitt. Six students were chosen as winners.Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    Assistant Police Chief, Nathan Schmitt, left and Fire Chief Kenny Hochgesang, both judges for the literary character costume contest, and fifth-grade teacher Kevin Schipp, as Cat in the Hat, looked over students dressed up as their favorite book characters during the contest at Tenth Street Elementary in Jasper on Friday. Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    Tenth Street Elementary 5th grade students were dressed up as their favorite literary characters as they walked through the elementary school’s gym in Jasper on Friday after a costume judging contest. (From back left) Nicholas Ridener, as The Big Bad Wolf from “Little Riding Hood,” Alex Porras as Slim from “Hank the Cowboy” Kylie Cates as Thing Two from “Cat in the Hat,&” and Alyssa Harlow as Thing One. (Foregrouind from left) Drew Hurst as Mr. Poppers from ”Mr. Poppers Penguin,” Jalen Moya, and Phil Hartwick as Seth from “Duck Dynasty.” Faculty members in back are Principle Kent Taylor as Horton from “Horton Hears a Who,” left and fifth grade teacher Eileen Meyer as The Grouchy Lady Bug. The contest was judged by Fire Chief Kenny Hochgesang and Assistant Police Chief, Nathan Schmitt, not pictured, who chose six finalists. Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    Tenth Street Elementary fifth-grade students stood in line dressed up as their favorite literary characters during a costume judging contest in Jasper on Friday. (From left) Jonny Moncrief, as a Vietnamese soldier from the book, “Cracker” Lance Dawkins from the book “Carl the Purple Horse,”; Alex Porras as Slim from “Hank the Cowboy,” Bethany Kuhs, Josie Yarbrouigh from “The Giving Tree,” and Kendyl Ruhe. The judges were Fire Chief Kenny Hochgesang and Assistant Police Chief, Nathan Schmitt, not pictured. “I try to give as much as I can, but it can be kind of hard,” said Yarbrough who was dressed as The Giving Tree. Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    Tenth Street Elementary fifth-grade students Makayla Cisselle, left and Josie Yarbrouigh stood in line dressed up as their favorite literary characters during a costume judging contest at their school gym in Jasper on Friday. The judges were Fire Chief Kenny Hochgesang and Assistant Police Chief, Nathan Schmitt, not pictured. “I try to give as much as I can, but it can be kind of hard,” said Yarbrough who was dressed as The Giving Tree. Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    Tenth Street Elementary 5th grade students were dressed up as their favorite literary characters as they walked through the elementary school's gym in Jasper on Friday after a costume judging contest. Heather Rousseau/The Herald