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SMS Teachers Play Favorites

posted Sep 15, 2017, 12:22 PM by Lee Stephens   [ updated Sep 15, 2017, 12:23 PM ]
Just as with parents, teachers strive very hard not to play favorites with the children in their lives. Recently, however, the Seneca Middle School faculty and staff had the opportunity to play favorites to their heart’s content – at least with books and collegiate institutions. In conjunction with the South Carolina Read your Way to the Big Game contest and as a way to promote college and career readiness, the faculty and staff literally wore their college pride on their backs while also modeling for their students the importance, but even more importantly the sheer fun, of reading. On the “big” day, teachers proudly wore their favorite college apparel and posed for pictures with their favorite book(s). These images are now on display around the campus and are generating a buzz among the student body as the students eagerly discover which favorites – books and colleges – prevail among the faculty and staff. According to Assistant Principal Shea Martin, “We hope that the students will not only see how important reading is in the lives of their teachers but also be inspired by the rich variety of ‘favorites’ in their lives.”

The South Carolina Read Your Way to the Big Game Reading Contest is a yearly event sponsored by the SC Education Oversight Committee with the goal of getting children excited about reading. Participating students qualify for a chance at the grand prize consisting of four tickets, sideline passes and pre-game activities at the Clemson-USC football game in November. Qualifying SMS students will also earn a special tailgating experience at the school with food, inflatables and additional games.