Read Across America observed

Piatt County students took part in Read Across America last week. Lincoln Elementary students in Monticello ate green eggs and ham on March 1 as they celebrated both the reading week and the birthday of Dr. Seuss. Lincoln cafeteria workers Rachel Burse, Karen Leonard and Junsara King get into Seuss Day with Cat in the Hat hats. 

Students at Blue Ridge Intermediate and Junior High School read more than 26,000 minutes during the week, more than the 22,000 minute goal. As a result, Principal Katie Nichols fulfilled a promise to read 500 pages of her own on Friday. She read something from each grade level of the grades 4-8 facility, from the fourth grade “Stone Fox” up through a portion of “Night,” which eighth graders at the school just finished reading. Nichols said she started reading about 10:15 a.m. and got to 500 pages at 8:43 p.m. that evening.

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