Read Across America

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Lydia Marcinko, Read Across America

The General McLane upperclassman celebrated Dr Seuss’s birthday like he would want us to; reading to kids and having fun. Approximately 50 upperclassmen were chosen to travel to their former elementary schools, either Edinboro or McKean, to read their favorite children’s book to a classroom of students for Read Across America Day on March 2.

For many, being in the halls of their former school made them flashback to the friendships and fond memories they made during that time.  This was especially true for the seniors, who report savoring in the opportunity to reminisce about being in elementary school. “The trip was so much fun and a day we’ll never forget,” said senior Sydney Shadeck. “We visited our old classrooms and played in the gym with all the fun toys like we haven’t aged a single year.”

Senior Lydia Marcinko chose to read “My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother” by Patricia Polacco to her class. “I chose this book because it related to me being the youngest of two older brothers, and I thought that the 3rd graders would love it.” Marcinko had as much fun as the kids during the Read Across America Day. “The kids look up to us as role models, and it’s important to remember to be good examples.”