Roosevelt Students Mark Former President’s Birthday

RAHWAY—On Tuesday, Oct. 27, the students at Roosevelt School marked former President Teddy Roosevelt’s birthday. The children brought in stuffed teddy bears and blankets and had ice cream to celebrate.

During a hunting trip in 1902, Roosevelt famously refused to shoot a captured black bear because it was unsportsmanlike, and ordered it to be released. A local toy maker heard the story and asked Roosevelt if he could use his name on a toy bear. The President approved and the teddy bear was born.

Roosevelt Students Mark Former President

Pictured above are Nicolas Galette, Tiffany Gonzalez, and Alana Glover-Tann from Dyan McMillen’s second grade class.

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