At left, Sequim High Schooler Stephanie Lemus reads to kindergartner Lyric Marsh in Stephanie Grotzke-Nash’s class a story based on the movie “Coco.”

At left, Sequim High Schooler Stephanie Lemus reads to kindergartner Lyric Marsh in Stephanie Grotzke-Nash’s class a story based on the movie “Coco.”

Students share books across Sequim for Read Across America Day

Hundreds of students bussed and marched along school campuses and across Sequim to share some good books on Read Across America Day.

See a slideshow from the event here.

Sequim High Schoolers joined Helen Haller Elementary classrooms to read books for about 30 minutes on March 2 while eighth graders from Sequim Middle School rode to Greywolf Elementary in Carlsborg to read with younger students too.

Students shared books of all kinds including classics like Dr. Seuss’ library, graphic novels like “Smile,” and other contemporary favorites like “Pete the Cat.”

The event continued Sequim School District’s tradition of participating in the National Education Association’s annual event celebrating the birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss.

Read Across America is a year-round reading motivation program with more information available at www.readacrossamerica.org.

Second grader Kaleb Pemberton in Aria Benner’s class at Helen Haller Elementary listens in on a story about sharks.

Second grader Kaleb Pemberton in Aria Benner’s class at Helen Haller Elementary listens in on a story about sharks.

First grader Bryant Lawson reads a Dr. Seuss tale to Sequim High Schooler Jacob Myers and Bryant’s classmate Pepper Jones in Ione Marcy’s class on March 2.

First grader Bryant Lawson reads a Dr. Seuss tale to Sequim High Schooler Jacob Myers and Bryant’s classmate Pepper Jones in Ione Marcy’s class on March 2.

Sequim High Schooler Alyssa Rothganger, center, sits in on a classic Dr. Seuss tale in Bettina Hoesel’s first grade class at Helen Haller Elementary as Chloe Seymour reads and Trinity Devlin listens in. Sequim Gazette photos by Matthew Nash

Sequim High Schooler Alyssa Rothganger, center, sits in on a classic Dr. Seuss tale in Bettina Hoesel’s first grade class at Helen Haller Elementary as Chloe Seymour reads and Trinity Devlin listens in. Sequim Gazette photos by Matthew Nash

Sierra Lomker of Meredith Vincent’s fifth grade class reads to high schooler John Stipe for Read Across America Day on March 2. Students from both Sequim High School and Sequim Middle School traveled to Sequim’s elementary schools to read with younger students. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Sierra Lomker of Meredith Vincent’s fifth grade class reads to high schooler John Stipe for Read Across America Day on March 2. Students from both Sequim High School and Sequim Middle School traveled to Sequim’s elementary schools to read with younger students. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Third grader Glenna Krieger in Emily Ellefson’s class reads to Sequim High School Jayla Julmist at Helen Haller Elementary for Read Across America Day. Sequim schools have participated in the event for a number of years. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Third grader Glenna Krieger in Emily Ellefson’s class reads to Sequim High School Jayla Julmist at Helen Haller Elementary for Read Across America Day. Sequim schools have participated in the event for a number of years. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

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