News-Herald Staff Writer 

Lakeland Elementary celebrated Read Across America, an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of Dr. Seuss, a well known author of children’s books. Head teacher Joyce Pettay organized the event.

The following students from Harrison Central High School were part of Ms. Elizabeth Ferrell’s speech class participating in the event, Kasey Bethel, Kylee Bresseur, Cierra Brown, Harley Coutts, Lindsey Erwin, Holly Feister, Emily Jackson, Jacob Kasarda, Jessica Keadle, Heather May, Kelsey Virtue, Kristen Wright, and Ashley Tarish. The students introduced themselves and discussed their future plans. Throughout the day the high school students read a variety of Dr. Seuss books and shared a few of their own. They read with the children one on one and in small groups.

In a discussion with Mrs. Pettay she said, “we have been participating in Read Across America for several years now and the kids truly get excited about it.  We now hope this inspires our youth and shows the importance of reading.”

The elementary and high school students received a certificate for their participation in the fun day’s activities. Also, a reading survival kit was sent home, one for each family, to serve as a reminder for the importance of reading.  Many thanks to the people from the school and community that help make Read Across America a success!

Read more about Harrison Lakeland’s Read Across America event in the Mar. 6 edition of the Harrison News-Herald