Hundreds of students in costume paraded around the Northeast Campus parking lot to commemorate their version of Character Day. This is when students dress like their favorite characters from television, movies and, of course, books.
While Character Day is designed for fun, it also allows students to show their creativity in making costumes and learning about the characters they emulate.
Character Day is also a way to celebrate the diversity of Varnett's student body and emphasizes the importance of reading, a mission that is reinforced by Dr. Margaret Stroud, Varnett's superintendent. Dr. Stroud was present during today's Character Day parade.
East Campus students, still temporarily housed at Northeast, blended in with their campus counterparts in producing a long and colorful line. The weather was perfect.