Elementary students at the Fulton County Community Christian School celebrated Read Across America in recognition of Dr. Seuss’ birthday with an assembly and awards program in the morning followed by a fun activity night after school Friday, March 12. Students had been reading since January to meet their individual classroom goals in order to participate in the activity night, as well as compete for the recognition of top reader at each grade level. Pictured above are top readers in each classroom. Front row: Laken Shives, kindergarten, 760 pages; Alyssa Schlaefli, first grade, 1,501 pages; Madison Clopper, Pre-K, 3,290 pages; second row: Evie Stephens, third grade, 3,701 pages; Bethany Beddow, fourth grade, 8,570 pages; Lexi Sellers, second grade, 1,863 pages; and back, Owen Thomas, fifth grade, 4,207 pages. Guest readers for the assembly program were Helen Overly who read “A Fish Is A Fish” and “The Cat Came Back,” and as always, was a big hit as she sang along with her ukulele. Linda Burton, children’s librarian, Fulton County Library, delighted the students with the book, “Masubi Man,” and Jill Meredith kept the kids’ attention with the book, “Parrot Pete Talks Like a Pirate.” After school activities of games, crafts, and snack were held for those who qualified. 019p1.jpg