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Center Elementary School hosting event to encourage students to dress for success

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FREEPORT (WREX) — Freeport residents are coming out to show support to a local elementary school.

Center School is hosting a "50 Men in Ties" event to help students learn how to dress for success.

Community and family members, as well as business owners and members of the Highland Community College baseball team will be high-fiving students as they arrive at school in the morning.

Center School Principal, Amanda Hayes, says having this event will encourage success for students and make them feel good about themselves.

"Hopefully this will let them know that the community is behind them," Center Elementary School behavior support specialist, Deontae Collier said. "Nobody is showing up because they are in trouble but, they're showing up to make sure that they stay on the right path."

Students and teachers will also be dressed in their best starting August 31 and every Tuesday through the end of the school year.

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Jemea Green

Jemea Green joined the WREX team as a Multimedia Journalist and Videographer in February of 2021. She attended Northern Illinois University – where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Journalism with a minor in Communication Studies in May of 2020.

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