Crusader Athletic Leadership Council Gets Pre-Schoolers Excited About Reading

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CLARK — Members of the Crusader Athletic Leadership Council participated in the Clark School District’s Read Across America Day at the Clark Pre-School.

The National Education Association created Read Across America, first held in 1998, as an annual reading motivation day. It is widely celebrated on March 2, the birthday of author Theodor Seuss Geisel who is better known to parents and children as Dr. Seuss.

Crusader Athletic Leadership Council members went into the four classrooms and read two to three books to each classroom. In addition, the teachers had a multitude of activities relating to Dr. Seuss and reading that incorporated council members and pre-school students alike.

Crusader Athletic Leadership Council members Nick Buccarelli, John Caliguire, Nick Campione, Ali Dugan, Kevin Eipel, Tyler Faede, John Ferrintino, Nicole Imbriaco, Nick Mullery, Danny Mullin, Sarah Panetta, Sam Rodrigues, Jenna Rose-Fraser, Jeff Siessel, Amanda Wnorowski, and Andrew Zub all took turns reading and discussing various children’s books with the students.

Gus Kalikas, Supervisor of Athletics, Health, and Physical Education at Arthur L. Johnson High School, had this to say about the event. “The C.A.L.C. was thrilled to be able to assist with the Clark School District’s Read Across America events at the Clark Pre-School. It was fun watching the High School Student Athletes as they interacted with the young children, and I think both groups not only enjoyed the experience, but learned a lot while doing it.”

The Crusader Athletic Leadership Council thanked Linda Koepfler, Valerie LaManna, Mary Lillis, Erika Barrett, Pre-School Director Marie Sarosy, and everyone associated with the Clark Pre-School for welcoming them and allowing them to be a part of a fabulous day.

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