Students in Newark were visited by city dignitaries this week as part of Read Across America in celebration of Dr. Seuss' birthday.
students between grades 1 and 3 even got a chance to meet the Cat in the Hat! See photos above.
Newark Junior High School also established its first Read Across America event this year. Read more about it below:
By James Francis McGee
The seventh and eighth grade students at got a head start on Read Across America, a celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday, with several surprise guest readers from the Newark community on Thursday during the first Cougar Reading Day.
Guest readers included Mayor Al Nagy, native language tutor Olivia Tigre, Tom Milner, School Board Vice President Jan Crocker, Superintendent Dave Marken, principal Pam Hughes, and others.
The guest readers shared books with students and some even shared personal memories of reading from their formative years to promote the love and importance of reading.
NJHS students listened attentively to the stories and text as the presenters eloquently read line after line.
One of the books that was read to students was Dr. Seuss’ classic “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” to remind students how reading can help a person in their future life’s endeavors and that you can do just about anything that you work towards in life if you work hard enough.
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