Students Enjoy Concert before State Testing

Meridian, Mississippi Students and teachers at Meridian's Poplar Springs Elementary took a little time out for fun Friday to get ready for testing next week.

East Mississippi Community College's rock band performed at the school to give everyone a chance to get any anxieties out before state testing begins next week. Principal Lavonda Germany says it is a nice break for the teachers as well.

"Everyone has worked hard. They've been here early. They've planned and gone above and beyond in preparation for next week, so this is just a moment to say thank you to them for all they do each and every day," said Germany.

The band is under the leadership of EMCC band director Steve Stringer.