NHS Celebrated National Read Across America Day

By: Kaylee Farr

The NHS Media Center displaying some of Dr. Seuss’ most popular works.

The NHS Media Center has been celebrating National Read Across America Day with a variety of events.

National Read Across America Day is celebrated on Theodor Seuss Geisel’s birthday, also known as Dr Seuss, on March 2.

Dr. Seuss stations started to fill the otherwise NHS themed Media Center.

Starting on February 1, 2016, students have been donating gently used books for local charities such as The Angels House and Community Welcome House. The library received dozens of books and looks forward to donating them.

Also, it student donated a book, they received a sticker to wear a hat on Wednesday, March 2 to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat.

The media center held a competition for students to vote for their favorite Dr. Seuss book, and by voting online, students were placed in a drawing for a $15 Starbucks gift card.

After about 200 online votes for a favorite Dr. Seuss book, Connor Rickert, NHS sophomore, was selected as the winner of the drawing.

Green Eggs and Ham won the most popular vote for favorite Dr. Seuss book, and it was followed by How the Grinch Stole Christmas and One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish at a tie for second. Cat in the Hat placed third.

The NHS Media Center also had Jannson Williams, NHS senior, dress up as the Cat in the Hat and read to students.

Jannson Williams, NHS senior and D1 Basketball Commit to Marshal University, reads Seuss to students.

The media center handed out bookmarks, candy for voters and positive outlooks on reading.

“It’s fun to encourage students at any age to read,” Courtney Stillwell, NHS Media Specialist, said.