In celebration of “Read Across America,” a national observance of Dr. Suess’ birthday, a gift of 1500 books was presented to the Anaheim High Performing Arts Conservatory to share with area elementary students.
“A book for every child” is the goal of 1944 graduate Reggie Massey, who delivered the treasure trove of books to her alma mater just in time for the March 1 reading celebration at Benjamin Franklin Elementary School.
AHS drama students, with costumes, props and books in hand, walked to the nearby elementary school to perform tales from around the world and to serve as reading buddies to the K-6 students. The troupe, accompanied by AHS drama instructor Sharon King, was welcomed by Benjamin Franklin Principal Gregory Smet.
Along with teachers and students, parents also joined in the party by create props for the reading celebration observed by thousands of students across the country in honor of Dr. Seuss, the man who gave the world classic children’s books like “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” and “Green Eggs and Ham.”
When not sharing their time and talents with the community, Anaheim High Performing Arts Conservatory students are preparing for their May 2, 3 and 4 production of “Fame” at Cook Auditorium.
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