To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope, fifth-graders at Shenandoah Elementary School participated Friday in the school’s first Space Pageant.

Seventy-five students dressed as self-selected celestial bodies and entered as contestants in the pageant.

Contestants researched their celestial bodies and created costumes for the event.

During the event, the contestants displayed their celestial bodies and answered interview questions for the judges and audience.

James Kuterbach, who took on the part of “Father Time,” and Kathrin Mundinger McGregor, who portrayed “Mother Earth,” said they created the pageant to increase student awareness of the vast universe.

The teachers said they hope to hold the pageant again.