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Middle school students read Dr. Seuss books to youngsters

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KENNEWICK, Wash.--  Some Highlands Middle School students braved the rain to help out elementary students today.  Junior Honor Society students from Highlands donned giant Dr. Seuss hats (and trash bags- to stay dry because it was raining!) and walked down 4th Avenue in Kennewick to Westgate Elementary School. Jorge Gomez, and 8th grader at Highlands, says, "We walked because it's fun to walk, even though it's raining, we had fun!"  Another student told us it was good to get some exercise and fresh air.

Once at Westgate, the middle schoolers read Dr. Seuss books to students from kindergarten through fifth grade.  Books included "Green Eggs and Ham" and "The Cat in the Hat."  Mary Beth Moody, an 8th grader in Junior Honor Society, says, "We're here basically to show the kids how much fun reading can be because we're wearing these big hats and showing them all these little words that Dr. Seuss came up with and it's also to remember Dr. Seuss because he made reading fun for everyone!" Teachers at Westgate say the young kids look forward to this day every year.

Fun fact: Doctor Seuss's birthday is March 2nd.