PHOTOS: HHS Students, Local Leaders Mark Read Across America Day at City Schools

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City children had a set of very special guest readers at their schools Friday when Mayor James J. Fiorentini, City Councilors, School Committee members and local leaders read stories to mark the national Read Across America Day.

Organizer Sarah Emilio tells WHAV 110 Haverhill High School students were among those who fanned out to 11 city schools to read to 2,000 elementary students on what would have been the 115th birthday of Dr. Seuss. As Emilio explains, the day of volunteerism allows Hillies to pay it forward.

“The students at Haverhill High are always excited to participate in this day and connect with their elementary counterparts, giving back to the students what others had for them when they too were elementary students in Haverhill Public Schools,” Emilio told WHAV.

Students were aided in the effort by members of the Haverhill Exchange Club and the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce, Emilio said.

Fiorentini donated his time to help instill a love for reading to those at Golden and Silver Hill Schools. One of the books Fiorentini read was the all-ages Seuss favorite “The Cat in the Hat.”

“Reading to kids is loads of fun for me and important to kids to learn the value and fun of reading,” Fiorentini said.

Popular Walnut Square School teacher Jean Ray, a longtime Read Across America volunteer, again donated her time—in character!—to read to students at Tilton School.


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