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Henry County Schools celebrate Seussical Read Across America Week

Luella High School NJROTC cadets pose with students and the Cat in the Hat.
Luella High School NJROTC cadets pose with students and the Cat in the Hat.

HENRY COUNTY, GAHenry County Schools and the National Education Association (NEA) celebrates the 17th Dr. Seuss Read Across America week.

March 7th culminates this year’s celebratory week of students, parents, and community members sharing together, their love of reading.

Highlighting the various activities are special guest readers visiting elementary school students and sharing their favorite book with each class.

Greg Benton, Executive Officer – Central Area Schools, armed with the Dr. Seuss classic Green Eggs and Ham, entertained kindergarteners at Bethlehem Elementary. Where each child in the class took an active role in helping read the book out loud, especially when it came to discussing Sam I Am.

“The enthusiasm the kids share for reading is contagious,” said Benton. “They are so engaged in the stories, and you can tell they like it when guest readers stop by for a visit.”

The school in Locust Grove played host to district administrators and a whole troop of NJROTC cadets from nearby Luella High School on Friday February 28, just days ahead of the officially celebrated week.

One of the biggest celebrity guests of the day was The Cat in the Hat. This Dr. Seuss family member made special appearances around the school to talk with students about their favorite Dr. Seuss books and the creative characters that provide the life of the stories.

Read Across America Day is officially recognized on/or the date closest to March 2, the birthday anniversary of Theodor Seuss Geisel, also known as Dr. Seuss. This year it kicked off Read Across America Week on Monday, March 3.

For more information on Read Across America, visit here.

Next week, on Monday, March 10 Georgia First Lady Sandra Deal will make an appearance as a part of the Read Across Georgia initiative spanning the month of March.

She will visit Stockbridge Elementary School at 9:30 a.m. and Dutchtown Elementary at 10:30 a.m. The First Lady will share a poem and book at both stops, before taking time for a photo opportunity.

For more information on Henry County Schools, visit

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