Paul Zinni, Superintendent
18 King Street
Norfolk, MA 02056
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Media Contact: Benjamin Paulin
King Philip Middle School Student Council Visits Elementary Students on Read Across America Day
NORFOLK — Superintendent Paul Zinni is pleased to share that the King Philip Regional Middle School Student Council visited several elementary schools last week to celebrate Read Across America Day.
Read Across America Day is an annual reading event that was launched in 1997 by the National Education Association around the time of Dr. Seuss’ birthday on March 2. The annual reading initiative seeks to motivate students to read, and have fun while doing so. Each year, schools, libraries, municipalities and community groups hold activities on Read Across America Day to celebrate reading.
The King Philip Regional Middle School Student Council and their advisers, math teachers Jenna Brady and Whitney Hartwell, have annually visited local elementary schools to celebrate Read Across America day for approximately 15 years. This year, the student council visited the Anna Ware Jackson School in Plainville, the Delaney School in Wrentham, and the H. Olive Day School in Norfolk.
“Every year, members of the student council look forward to Read Across America day,” Hartwell said. “It’s a special time to connect with younger students, and spark their excitement about reading. This year, students wore Dr. Seuss hats and really got into the spirit of the day.”
Members of the student council include eighth grade students Andre Bubluski, Lily Gallagher, Danielle Gresham, Phil Harmon, Kayden Henry, Alysse Moskal, and seventh grade students Rachel Barros, Sarah Brown, Jack Chisholm, Colby Cloutier, Heidi Lawrence, and Alyssa Legere.
“Read Across America Day is a great initiative that generates excitement every year about reading,” Superintendent Zinni said. “The student council did a great job visiting our local elementary schools, and served as role models for younger students to look up to as they develop their reading skills.”