GM Celebrates Read Across America Day

Posted on March 1, 2013, in Academics, Activities, Events, Lancer Life

General McLane School District was one of the districts in Erie County, PA that celebrated Read Across America Day Friday. General McLane High School sent 36 seniors to be guest student readers to both Edinboro and McKean Elementary schools. The seniors spoke to the class about their favorite books and subjects and gave the students advice before reading to the students.

After the high school students left, the elementary students continued their commitment toward reading as they joined in a read-a-thon.

This marks the seventh year that high school students celebrated Read Across America Day at McKean Elementary and the first year that students brought the fun to Edinboro Elementary.

Read Across America is an award-winning literacy program that was designed to get students excited about reading. The event is held on the school day closest to March 2 ( the birthday of Dr. Seuss) and was founded by the National Education Association in 1997 through a partnership with Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P., and Random House. More than 45 million children across the nation are expected to participate—making it the nation’s largest reading celebration.

Thirty-six seniors were selected to read to both Edinboro and McKean Elementary schools as part of the national Read Across America Day. These seniors above were the ones at McKean Elementary School.

After the reading by the high school student, students broke out on their own to take place in the read-a-thon.

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