Carver Middle School played host to a big basketball game Thursday afternoon.
Community members were invited to play in the game which was designed to motivate the students to do well on state tests next week.
Newspapers writing, radio personalities, and our own meteorologist Brian Hutton Junior were among those who played.
"It says a lot to our kids about the commitment of the people who live right around Carver," says principal Tiffany Plott, "but also the [commitment of the] people of Meridian and how much support they give to us."
Plott says the theme for Carver students leading up to state tests is "Finish Strong."