LOGAN, W.Va. — Logan Elementary School celebrated Read Across America/Dr. Seuss’ Birthday on March 2nd.
The students and staff were served green eggs and ham for breakfast. Title I teachers Dorothy Spiech-Baisden, Pam White, and Linda McKnight registered the 88 guests in attendance. Cat-In-The Hat (Jennifer Hill) and Thing 1 and Thing 2 (students Kevin Hill, and Mason Skidmore), made surprise visits to the classroom and shared Dr. Seuss’ stories with the students.
The National Education Association initiated Read Across America in 1998 to motivate children to read.They chose to celebrate it on March 2, the Birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel., the beloved children’s author. Read Across America/Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration is the largest celebration of reading in America.
Logan Elementary has proudly celebrated this day for 19 years, since its inception. Motivating children to read is an important factor in student achievement, creating lifelong successful readers. Research has shown that children who are motivated and spend more time reading do better in school.
LES guest readers included: Melissa Hannah, Allison Collins, Mary Fry, Rev. Thomas Beckette (Logan Methodist Church), Shawn Propst, Dr Jodi Cisco, Devonte Tolliver, Hayley Hatfield, Abby Kirk, Chase Burnette, Sarah Workman, Victoria Wall, McKenzie Wellman, Jan Wilcox, Jennifer Hill, Brian Nelson, Takara Muncy, Brian McDevitt, Brittany Marcum, Patrick Sparks, Erin Miller (WLOG), Angie Allie, Lisa Maynard, Tanya Lardieri, Katrina Adams, Dara Martin, Allison McCoy, Bailee Wiley, Elayna Marcum ,McKinna Browning, Rebekkah Coburn, Brandyn Hensley, Beth Gray, Brittney Sipple, David Adams, Brenda Adams, Lola Lackey, Miranda Vinson, Kailee White, Rheauna Wilkinson, Rylee Williamson, Lisa Flowers, Michael Johnson (former LES Principal), Vicki Sunderland and Jocelyn Cabauatan.
Daniel Browning, Summer Jewell, Austin Conn, Will Akers, Caleb McDonald, Miranda Bryant, Kathy Keyser, Kala Russell, Kara Goins, Netosha Mauk, Jennifer Smith, Alesha Collins, Tessica Craft, Tyler Adkins, Christen Porter, Corey France, Kourtney Selby, Kaity Dingess, Raymond Marcum, Patty Marcum, Kendra Conley, Stephen Collins, April D. Clendenin, Ryan Starr, Taylor Napier, Hannah Thompson, Shelby Hall, Myka Adkins, Madison Ray, Ashton Spry, Sgt. T.J. McClung, Sgt. R.L. Frye (W.Va. State Police), Tiffany Thompson, Regina Meadows, Jennifer Marcum, Bonnie Prichard, Debbie Lawrence, Denise Block, and Angela Sizemore. Photography was by Tiffany Mayo Thompson.
Mrs. Cheryl Deskins is the school principal.