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East Elementary School Celebrates Read Across America Day With Students From CATA

Second graders Kabrieya Staton and Shania Robinson are all smiles while reading books with CATA NHS students Brianna Holton, a senior, and Danielle Teel, a junior.

On Monday, March 3, 2014, thirty-nine members of the National Honor Society and faculty sponsors from CATA traveled to East Elementary School and distributed hundreds of books to students.  The NHS faculty sponsors at CATA who accompanied the group are Lori Janicki and Deb Christensen. The book drive was organized by NHS president Amanda Privette, and the entire Central Academy Of Technology and Arts community donated books.  

The trip to deliver the books was planned for March 3rd to coincide with the observation of Read Across America Day, a day of reading that honors the birthday and work of Dr. Seuss. The NHS volunteers spent the morning visiting classrooms, distributing books and reading with the East Elementary students. Kindergarteners were given two books and first and second graders received three books of their own to take home. The book drive took a lot of effort, but Privette was very pleased with the results. Says Privette, “All of the planning that went into the trip was worth it once we saw how happy the books made the children.” 

Written by: Lisa Moniz, Library Media Coordinator with contributions by Parker Colbath, NHS member at CATA
Posted: Mar 18, 2014 by Lisa Moniz

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