Linden students hold Dr. Seuss parade

Published 5:03 pm Thursday, March 12, 2009

“Read Across America” is a national celebration of the birthday of one of America’s favorite authors of children’s books, Dr. Seuss, born March 2,1904. Students and teachers at Linden Elementary School joined in the fun last week with their annual “Dr. Seuss Week Celebration,” which culminated this year with a book parade complete with the inimitable Cat in the Hat leading the way as the Linden High School Marching Patriots provided the marching music. The main attraction was the fourth-, fifth-, and sixth-graders who were dressed as characters from their favorite Seuss stories including “The Cat in the Hat” and “The King’s Stilts.”

Four members of Linden High School’s Student Council were on hand to help with the celebration. Senior Student Council representative Dante Keller was a natural for the lead role of the beloved Cat in the Hat. Vice president Jasmine Rembert, treasurer Chelsea Tucker and freshman representative Demetrius Edwards joined in the fun, too.

Reading specialist Mrs. Thomas coordinated the event, and she said that it was a huge success. On the morning of the book parade, the cafeteria even served green eggs and ham for breakfast to get everyone in the Dr. Seuss mood.

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Guests from the school system and the community came in throughout the day to read their favorite books to the students. As Dr. Seuss says, “You’re never too old, too wacky, or wild to pick up a book and read to a child!”