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CATA NHS Delivers Again

Senior Brianna Holton, (center left) and Junior Danielle Teel (center right) pose with students from East Elementary School. Photo courtesy of East Elementary School Library Media Coordinator, Lisa Moniz.

On March 3rd, students with Central Academy’s chapter of the National Honor Society completed a school-wide book drive and delivered hundreds of books to the students of East Elementary School in Monroe. The book drive was organized by NHS president Amanda Privette, and the entire CATA community contributed to the effort.

Thirty-nine NHS students, along with members of the CATA faculty, then delivered the collected books to East Elementary in person. Our NHS volunteers went classroom to classroom distributing books and reading aloud to classes, much to the delight of the young students.

Each child in first and second grade was given three books, and each kindergartener was given two, for them all to keep and enjoy. Some students at East do not have many opportunities to call a book their own, but now they will be able to read to their hearts’ content.

“All of the planning that went into the trip was worth it once we saw how happy the books made the children,” said Amanda Privette, NHS President.

CATA would like to thank East Elementary Principal Cheryl Lawrence for her help scheduling visits with the classes.  

Students selecting books

CATA NHS Students look on as East Elementary students select books.

Grace Wallace reads to a group of students.

Students reading.



Reading to students

Reading to students

Reading to students.

Mr. Cook listening to a student read.

Lots of books!

The group with the books.

Written by: Parker Colbath, NHS Officer and CATA Senior
Edited by: Deb Christensen, School Library Media Coordinator
Posted: Mar 14, 2014 by Deb Christensen

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