JAMESTOWN, NY (WNY News Now) – For the first time since the pandemic, highschoolers in Jamestown went back to grammar school for National Read Across America Day.
The National Education Association named March 2 Read Across America Day in 1998. It also happens to be the birthday of beloved children’s author Doctor Seuss.
In honor of his birthday, Jamestown High School students picked out their favorite Seuss book to read.
Among those taking part in the district wide reading initiative was sophomore Ashlyn Galeazeo and senior Isabella Loomis.
The two read “The Cat in the Hat” and “What Pet Should I Get?” to a group of pre-kindergarteners at Love Elementary School.
“Coming back to Elementary School, it kind of reminds you off all of the memories that you had yourself,” explained Galeazeo.
“I think it is a good way to connect those upper levels and those lower levels; and show more unity between the school district as a whole,” continued Loomis. “It’s a core memory for me, I remember when seniors would come in and read to us, I think it was just a really good experience.”
At the end of the day, the sophomore and senior both agree that it’s important to share the joys of reading and encourage young children to make it a habit, especially in today’s digital world.