Doddridge County Elementary School officials hosted a West Test Kickoff for students Friday that included an assembly featuring 'The Ned Show.'
Ned is a cartoon character whose name stands for "Never give up," "Encourage others," and "Do your best."
Principal Tammy Haught said having the West Test Kickoff is an annual event to get the students motivated.
“It motivates the students and the staff and it gives us that little boost to get through the testing window. They've worked hard all year, they've prepared, they've been studying and this is just a way to get them geared up to really participate and do their very, very best,” said Haught.
In addition to the assembly, there were also events after school at a family block party, including an ice cream truck, inflatables, and fun activities.