March 14, 2014

Bobcat Women’s Soccer Participates in “Read Across America” at Blandy Elementary

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MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College women's soccer team spent a portion of the day March 3 at Blandy Hills Elementary School, reading to kindergarten classes as part of the "Read Across America" initiative.

"Read Across America" is an initiative on reading created by the National Education Association (NEA). Held on the school day closest to Dr. Seuss' birthday (March 2) the initiative tries to foster a love for reading in young school children.

"Read Across America is an event that the soccer team looks forward to every Spring," said junior Rebekah Autry (Winder, Ga.). "We enjoy having the opportunity to read Dr. Seuss tales to elementary students, and it is just as much fun for us as it is for them. I was able to read Seuss' The Foot Book, and hearing the children giggle at his quirky rhymes was entertaining. We all can't wait to participate in the event next year!"

On Monday, March 3, 14 members of the Bobcat soccer squad read Dr. Seuss stories to five different Kindergarten classes at Blandy Hills Elementary.

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