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CATA students take books to East Elementary students

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

Thirty-nine members of the National Honor Society (NHS) and faculty sponsors from Central Academy of Technology and Arts traveled to East Elementary School earlier this month, distributing hundreds of books to young readers at the elementary school.

The CATA NHS faculty sponsors who accompanied the group on the March 3, 2014, trip were Lori Janicki and Deb Christensen.

The book drive was organized by NHS president Amanda Privette, and the entire CATA community donated books.

The March 3 trip to deliver the books was planned 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 said she was very pleased with the results. “All of the planning that went into the trip was worth it once we saw how happy the books made the children.”

Written by: Parker Colbath, NHS Officer and CATA Senior: Edited by Deb Christensen, School Library Media Coordinator
Posted: Mar 26, 2014 by Deb Coates Bledsoe

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