Phi Alpha Theta visits elementary school to 'Read Across America'
History honor society Phi Alpha Theta took a trip with Dr. Seuss on March 2 to Montgomery's Seth Johnson Elementary School for the National Education Association’s annual Read Across America program.
Dr. Lee A. Farrow, Phi Alpha Theta faculty advisor, Phi Alpha Theta members Seth Henry and Samantha McNeilly, and student volunteer Kate Stolz read to Johnson students during the event that sees thousands of schools, libraries and community centers across the country bring together children, teens and books.
Now in its 13th year, Read Across America focuses on motivating children and teens to read through events, partnerships and reading resources. The national reading celebration takes place each year on or near the birthday of Dr. Seuss.
Seth Johnson Elementary asked AUM’s Phi Alpha Theta group to participate because the school’s library has been one of the regular beneficiaries of Phi Alpha Theta’s annual "Deck the Halls with Books on History" holiday project. Through this project, Phi Alpha Theta donates history books to local public elementary school libraries. Deck the Halls is in its ninth year and continues to thrive with support from donations, ink cartridge recycling and an AUM Outreach grant.
March 5, 2012