North Country Youngsters Celebrate Reading

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In honor of Dr. Seuss's birthday, which is Saturday, schools around the nation and the north country participated in National Read Across America Week.

The week is all about promoting literacy, while honoring children's author Dr. Seuss.

Students at Carthage Elementary School celebrated with a special assembly on Friday.

Many of the kids dressed up as Dr. Seuss characters and listened to state Senator Patty Ritchie read 'The Cat in the Hat.'

Read Across America is an annual program which encourages youngsters to read.

"Reading is fun and it's funny to me sometimes," said 3rd grade student Aubrey Porter.

"When I read, time can fly by fast," said 3rd grade student Caleb Ashlaw.

The Carthage students also signed a school constitution, which centers around the school's philosophy of community and citizenship.

The kids wrote it with their principal.

Sunday, November 23, 2014
, Watertown, NY

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