Before school was out, students of Miller Junior High School celebrated a Huck Finn Day. All 8th graders who read the book in class were able to participate, according to Miller teacher Grace Mueller. There were many activities associated with the era on the Mississippi River that author Mark Twain made famous, such as a watermelon seed spitting contest and roasting marshmellows on a campfire. Foods referenced in the Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn books were favorites with the students: corn bread, bisquits, honey, jam, jerky, and lemonaide. The event was made possible by a grant funded by the San Marcos Education Foundation.
By IRIS CAMPBELL
Public Information Officer – San Marcos CISD
Teachers in photo: Melissa Dupre, Roxann Tull, and Grace Mueller who dressed in costume for the day
Nichaela Stevens won a prize for the greatest distance in the watermelon seed spitting contest
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