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Read Across America Day proclaimed in Colorado

Gov. John Hickenlooper issued a proclamation, declaring “in a Dr. Seussical way,” that March 1, 2013 is Read Across America Day in Colorado.

Hickenlooper issued the proclamation at the State Capitol just after reading the Dr. Seuss classic Cat in the Hat to students visiting from Creekside Elementary School of the Cherry Creek School District.

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Gov. Hickenlooper reading Cat in the Hat at Capitol on Read Across America Day, March 1 (request full resolution of all images from Mike Wetzel, CEA Communications)

 

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Gov. Hickenlooper talks with CEA President Kerrie Dallman at the Capitol reading celebration, March 1

        Video Link: Gov. Hickenlooper reads state proclamation

Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia visited 120 second graders at Alice Terry Elementary School in Sheridan, reading Dr. Seuss’ Oh, the Places You’ll Go! and leading students in the Read Across America “Reader’s Oath.” Garcia later joined Hickenlooper at the Capitol reading celebration.

 

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Lt. Gov. Garcia reading at Sheridan’s Alice Terry Elementary, Mar 1

Video Link: Lt. Gov. Garcia leads Sheridan students in “Reader’s Oath”

At the Capitol, two legislators read aloud the famous Read Across America poem, “You’re never too old, too wacky, or too wild to pick up a book and read with a child!” Sen. Evie Hudak and Rep. Millie Hamner recognized the annual reading celebration in their respective chambers.

 

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Sen. Hudak at Capitol, March 1

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Reps. Brittany Pettersen, Hamner, Tracy Kraft-Tharp at Capitol, March 1

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Rep. Jerry Sonnenberg read the motion to enter the House journal into the record, using Dr. Seuss speak, March 1

The Colorado leaders joined more than 45 million participants across the nation in the National Education Association’s 16th annual Read Across America Day celebration today. Many, like Garcia, visited classrooms to read to children, including State Sen. Andy Kerr at Lumberg Elementary School in Edgewater and Aurora Education Association President Amy Nichols at Wheeling Elementary School in Aurora.

NEA’s Read Across America, the nation’s largest reading event, honors the birthday of Dr. Seuss. The Colorado Education Association leads the state’s celebration of Read Across America by raising awareness of K-12 literacy programs and by bringing guest readers and media into schools across the state to visit our young readers and their teachers.

 

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