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Commemorating Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Through Literacy

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In honor of Read Across America Day, members of the West Hempstead Board of Education and central administration, as well as local officials, community members and West Hempstead High School students, gathered at Chestnut Street School on March 2 – the birthday of Dr. Seuss – to read to kindergartners.

Among those who read to the students were Town of Hempstead Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby and Councilman Edward Ambrosino, Board of Education President Karen Brohm, Vice President Vincent Trocchia and trustee Andrea Shinsato, Superintendent of Schools Patricia Sullivan-Kriss and members of the high school Key Club, as well as other influential community members including Mr. Thomas Sargent and his son Aidan. They also spoke to the kindergartners about the importance of reading and how it has helped them become successful adults.

Additionally, classes gave a nod to the beloved children’s author by wearing red and white striped hats, cat whiskers and bow ties similar to the Cat in the Hat’s, eating green eggs and ham, and voting on their favorite Dr. Seuss book.