Roosevelt Students Mark Former President’s Birthday

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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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