Students celebrate Dr. Seuss, during Read Across America Week

GRAFTON—Area schools celebrated Read Across America Day in honor of Dr. Seuss, with a week long celebration of reading.

In  May 1997, a small group from the National Education Association (NEA) came up with a big idea, they wanted to create a day to celebrate reading, according to

The website also stated, Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program, that calls for every child in the country to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss.

Thursday, March 2, marked the 20th anniversary of  National Read Across America Day. Many schools in the area celebrated the week, with different themes everyday for the students to take part in.

West Taylor Elementary School students wore gold and blue on Monday to welcome the West Virginia University Mountaineer to the school, while there he read to students.

Each school in the county had different events planned and guest coming to read the children all week.

The Grafton High School National Honor Society visited West Taylor Elementary and Taylor County Middle School to read to the students.

On Thursday Pre-K students at Anna Jarvis Elementary School had a special visit from the Cat in the Hat Robin Mayle from the Taylor County Public Library, read the story, Oh the thinks you can think. Thing One and Thing Two also made an appearance with the Cat in the Hat.

Karen Anderson visited Flemington Elementary School on Thursday, with a therapy dog and read to the students. Karen also visited and read to students at Taylor County Middle School, as well as, State Trooper Loren Knotts.

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