HS students take Readathon on the road

Many thanks to members of the Penn Manor High School Serteen Club, who engaged more than 300 students at district elementary schools in Readathon activities from March 15 to April 11.

The events, held in gyms or cafeterias, replaced the one-day Readathon previously held in the Penn Manor High School gym in conjunction with “Read Across America,” which celebrates the birthday of author Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel) on March 2, 1904.

The high school volunteers led students through five stations, where they were encouraged to engage in such activities as making Oobleck (from “Bartholomew and the Oobleck”), “Cat in the Hat” hats, trail mix and posters, completing an obstacle course, and making sand art.

The activities also included readings of related Dr. Seuss books.  Participants also brought new and gently used books to donate for economically disadvantaged students in the Penn Manor district.

In all, about 50 high school students from the Serteen club and the National Honor Society took part in the program.

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