Sikeston principal dresses like woman to reward students

SIKESTON, MO (KFVS) - Sikeston fifth and sixth graders got a laugh as their principal dressed up like a woman in a pink dress Friday.

Principal Chuck Mayes promised students he would dress as a woman if they met their accelerated reading goals.

Every time the students took a test for the program and passed, they got to vote on what color dress Mayes would wear.

"It's been a very exciting thing for us today," Mayes said. "The kids enjoyed it a lot and I'm kind of suffering through it but it hasn't been too bad."

The students read numerous books and met their accelerated reading goal. Faculty and staff at the fifth and sixth grade center say they are very proud of the student's progress.

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