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March 6, 2012 > 'Cougar Reading Day' at Newark Junior High

'Cougar Reading Day' at Newark Junior High

Article and photo submitted by James Francis McGee, Assistant Principal

The seventh and eighth grade students at Newark Junior High School (NJHS) got a head start on Dr. Seuss' birthday celebration with several surprise guest readers from the Newark community on Thursday, March 1 during the first annual Cougar Reading Day.

Guest readers included Mayor Al Nagy, native language tutor Olivia Tigre, NPD Commander Tom Milner, School Board Member Jan Crocker, Superintendent Dave Marken, Lincoln Elementary School principal Pam Hughes, among others.

They shared books with students and some even shared personal memories of reading from their formative years, to promote the love and importance of reading. NJHS students listened attentively to the stories and text as the presenters eloquently read line after line. One of the books that was read to students was Dr. Seuss' classic "Oh, the Places You'll Go!," to remind students how reading can help a person in their future endeavors and that you can do just about anything that you work towards in life if you work hard enough.

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