Highland Elementary students celebrate Doctor Seuss 110 Birthday

CLARKSTON, WA - The Highland Huskies are celebrating Dr.Seuss's Birthday all week long, and what better way to celebrate than having a food drive, a cat in the hat contest and of course lots of great books.

Reporter Sophia Miraglio and the rest of us here at KLEW were given the opportunity to take part in the nationwide reading celebration
"Read Across America".

Volunteers from around the community grabbed their hat and read with the Cat as students of all ages got a lot in the stories.

"It's been really exciting for my son to learn about Dr. Seuss," said parent Erin Hocking. "He has not had a lot of experience with Dr. Seuss books so this way they get to learn about them at school as well as reading the one we have at home."

"If you're a good reader it's easier to be a lifelong learner, so it's been a fun week for them to celebrate reading," said Highland School Principal Angela Baldus.

Across the country thousands of schools, and countless students are participating in the nationwide program 'Read Across America.' However no school is doing it quite like Highland as it's a celebration fit for a king.

"We have Stripe Day Pajama Day and then on Friday we have a Reading Run and then head to the gym for an assembly," said Baldus.

In celebration of Dr Seuss's Birthday kids from Highland Elementary got to create all these Dr. Seuss hats and now they're voting on the winner.

In addition to all the fun learning activities, they're also filling the hat with food to benefit the local food bank.

"There are kids that don't get to eat and there are kids that are spoiled and I think it's kinda unfair for some of those kids," said fourth grader Ethan Sewell. "So I thought it would be fair if we donated."

This year marks Doctor Seuss' 110th Birthday!