MANCHESTER – On Friday, students and teachers across the state were celebrating both Dr. Seuss’ birthday and Read Across America Day with special activities – including a reading by local legislators! State Representative Mark Tweedie (R-13), member of the Legislative Higher Education & Employment Advancement Committee, read to classes at Highland Park Elementary School and Martin Elementary School for a fourth year in a row.
“This is one of my favorite days of the year as a legislator,” said Rep. Tweedie. “I have so much fun interacting with the kids and answering their thoughtful questions. I thank both schools for having me and am happy to have had the opportunity to participate in this great effort to get our youth excited about reading.”
Rep. Tweedie read stories selected by students to Mr. Rizzo’s fourth grade class at Highland Park Elementary, Mrs. Giantonio’s first grade class at Martin Elementary and Mrs. King’s fourth grade class also at Martin Elementary.
The National Education Association’s (NEA) Read Across America Day is a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually on March 2. Across the country, thousands of schools, libraries, and community centers participate by bringing together kids, teens, and books.