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Doe students honor last year's tornado victims while they celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday

Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, would have celebrated his 108th birthday this past Friday. Seuss, whose books are well loved by children and adults alike, wrote more than 60 children's books.
Students across America, as well as at Doe Elementary School, celebrated Read Across America on March 2. The annual reading awareness program asks every child to celebrate the beloved author's birthday by reading. The purpose of the program is to motivate children to foster a love of books that will last a lifetime.
This year, each grade level was challenged to read 108 books in one week in celebration of Seuss' birthday. Adults and older siblings could read to the youngest of students. According to Cheri Long, reading teacher at Doe Elementary, the students rose to the occasion and enjoyed a total of 2,359 books. Each grade level participating in Read Across America will receive a book for each student. Parents, community leaders and representatives from Johnson County's central office were invited to come to the school and read to the students. Every single class had at least one special reader.
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