The East Clinton High School Library and the Art Department teamed up to celebrate national Banned Book Week.
Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the 1st amendment. It’s designed to bring attention to the harms of censorship and the dangers that exist when restraints are imposed on information in a free society.
Students were given selfie opportunities to be a #readingrebel, and to enter two contests to win prizes.
In Contest #1 — “Who’s That Reading a Banned Book” — students had to try to guess staff members who were caught reading a banned book. The winners were Jestiny Hughes, Melina Noble (not pictured), Zachary Mitchell (not pictured) and Alex Turner.
In Contest #2 — “The Moral of the Story” — students were given the task to pick a character from a banned book and draw the character telling the moral of the story. The winners were: Trinity Anderson, Harlee Cook, Jestiny Hughes, Melina Noble (not pictured), Abigail Sowders and Alex Turner.