Hillsborough Students Follow Dr. Seuss’ Advice: Grab Your Hat and Read with the Cat

Darren Kinzler waits for his turn to read to students with Christopher Santana and Maya Barajas Credits: Kia Bergman
From left, Youssef Abdalate, Jennifer Szoja, Jason Chedid, and Matthew Ruggier. Credits: Kia Bergman
More than 45 million students nationwide participated in the annual Read Across America day. Credits: Courtesy NEA
Jessica Tuck reading with 1st grader Robbie Jugan. Credits: Kia Bergman
Nina Pendse reading to two students in Mrs. Menchú's 1st grade class. Credits: Kia Bergman

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Students from the Hillsborough Middle School TOPS club -- Together Our Peers Succeed -- visited Triangle Elementary School students Thursday morning to celebrate National Read Across America Day.

They joined with an estimated 45 million students in all 50 states to celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday and the joys of reading, many of them wearing the good doctor’s red-and-white stovepipe hat made famous by the Cat in the Hat..

Students at Triangle also celebrated the day by wearing their pajamas and lunching on green eggs and ham in the cafeteria in the afternoon, according to Kia Bergman, Community Outreach Coordinator for Hillsborough Schools.

This marks the 16th year the National Education Association sponsored the event.


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