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October 31, 2011

Martin Middle School Students Dress Up as Literary Characters from "The Outsiders"

TARBORO — Eighth grade students at C.B. Martin Middle School dressed up as different people for school Friday, Oct. 28, not to celebrate Halloween early, but to mimic characters from the novel “The Outsiders”.

Students in Tiffany Boston’s eighth grade English class chose to be “greasers” or “soshs”, slang terms found in the novel written by S.E. Hinton. Those who portrayed greasers wore different variations of the stereotypical look consisting of slick-backed hair, leather jackets, cuffed jeans and white t-shirts. Students who chose to represent soshs donned button-down oxford shirts, pearls and topsider shoes or loafers.

Boston said that the students were wrapping up the novel and she thought that it would be a great opportunity during the schools spirit week to have the students portray the characters they had read so much about.

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